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Biomass Connect Demo – Biomass Crops and Diversification

August 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


August 11, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Cockle Park Farm
Cockle Park Farm
Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3EA United Kingdom
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Biomass Crops and Diversification – Demonstration event

Cockle Park Farm, Newcastle University, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 3EA.

11th August 2023

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Come and join Biomass Connect with Newcastle University, supported by the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) for an opportunity to learn about biomass crops options, agroforestry, and diversification options at Newcastle.

The event will focus on an overview of the research into SRC willow, poplar, and other biomass crops at Newcastle University Cockle Park farm. There will be a guided crop tour to view various biomass crops and discussions on the agronomy, economics, and environmental impacts of different biomass crops and diversification options.

All are welcome – please register to book a place. We look forward to seeing you there!


10:00 Convene, tea & coffee

10:30 Introduction and talks

  • Biomass Connect – introduction and overview – Dr Will Stiles, IBERS
  • Multifunctional landscapes
  • Overview of Newcastle University Agroforestry Trial

11:30 Crop tour: field walk, including:

  • Agroforestry demo plots
  • Biomass Connect hub site

12:30 Q & A – Wrap up, final thoughts

13:00 Lunch/networking


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.


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.