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Biomass Connect Demonstration Event: Multifunctional landscapes, biomass crops and end-uses

July 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


July 3
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Cockle Park Farm
Cockle Park Farm
Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3EA United Kingdom
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Multifunctional landscapes, biomass crops and end-uses

Cockle Park Farm, Newcastle University

3rd July 2024

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Join us for an enlightening demonstration of the concept of multifunctional landscapes that incorporate perennial bioenergy crops for multiple benefits and end-uses. This event is perfect for farmers, biomass end-users, agricultural enthusiasts, environmentalists, and anyone interested in sustainable farming practices.

  • Interactive Demonstrations: Explore practical techniques and innovative methods for creating multifunctional landscapes that optimise crop productivity while promoting biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Expert Insights: Gain valuable insights into perennial energy crops from leading experts in sustainable agriculture and landscape management, who will share their knowledge and experiences.
  • Crop Tours: Explore various perennial biomass crop options with a guided tour of the Cockle Park Farm Biomass Connect Demonstrator Hub.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and build relationships with professionals passionate about sustainable agriculture and biomass.
  • Q&A Session: Get answers to your burning questions from experts.


This event is free to attend, but registration is required due to limited space. Reserve your spot now to secure your place.

Who Should Attend?

  • Farmers and Growers
  • Agricultural Professionals
  • Feedstock end-users
  • Environmentalists
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Students
  • Policy Makers
  • Anyone Interested in Sustainable Agriculture and Biomass

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of multifunctional landscapes and how they can transform the future of agriculture. Join us for an insightful and inspiring demo event that promises to leave you informed, inspired, and ready to make a positive impact!


9:30-10:00: Convene, tea & coffee

10:00-11:00: Introduction & talks

  • James Standen: Farm Introduction
  • Elaine Jensen: Biomass Connect introduction
  • Yit Arn Teh: Multifunctional landscapes, biomass crops & end-uses

11:00-12:30: Crop tour & field walk

12:30-13:30: Lunch & networking

13:30-15:00: Workshop & Breakout Groups (3 tables; participants free to rotate among tables)

  • Barriers or challenges to biomass crop adoption
  • Integrating biomass crops into current farm practices
  • Biomass products and end-uses

Important information

Getting to Cockle Park Farm:

By car: Postcode is NE61 3EB if you’re using a sat-nav or route planner.

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By train: The nearest local train station to Cockle Park is Morpeth. A taxi from Morpeth to Cockle Park will take around 10 minutes.

Parking: Your vehicle must be left at the entrance to the farm, outside the reception.


  • Please bring along appropriate footwear, and waterproofs (depending upon the weather)
  • We shall be providing tea/coffee and lunch. If you have any dietary requirements, kindly let us know.
  • Please read the information booklet for visitors to Cockle Park Farm https://online.flippingbook.com/view/4367860/6/

We look forward to welcoming you to the demo event.