Biofuels in History: Issues of Energy, History, Landscape & Environmental Change
Traditional, customary, domestic and industrial exploitation of biofuels remains a neglected and under-appreciated subject but one of huge significance in landscape and environmental transformations. This workshop & symposium will consider issues of landscapes and their exploitation for energy human energy production. In particular, we will address critical questions relating to a) peatlands & peat landscapes, b) woodlands and wooded landscapes, & c) the provision of biofuels from other sources.
The event is the first of a series to bring together cross-disciplinary expertise to examine matters of traditional, customary and industrial fuel exploitation though history and the consequent impacts on landscape and environment.
Looking at peat, turf, wood, charcoal and other biofuels, we will address sources, types and scales of exploitation consider in relation to issues such as carbon sequestration, and the implications for climate and land-use.
Along with Professor Ian Rotherham, Speakers already confirmed include: Professor Tom Williamson (UEA), Dr Andreas Heinemeyer (University of York), Dr Alasdair Ross (University of Stirling), Dr Jill Thompson (University of Bradford), Danielle Satterthwaite (University of Manchester) and others to be confirmed shortly.
Events details, information/booking fler and online booking details available on the event page: Biofuels in History
The SYBRG team