Environmental Biotechnology Network


Survey Responses

EBNet is involved in responding to consultations and surveys within our remit. If members wish to get involved, add information or comments to our responses before they go out just email us. We also encourage all our members to get directly involved by sharing their own responses as individuals with relevant expertise and experience to offer! You can see our evolving draft responses below in advance of submission.

UKRI/Engineering Biology Consultation – DRAFT



Our YouTube channel, which contains our webinar recordings and more, can be found here.

The topic of in-situ biomethanisation (where electrolytic hydrogen is injected into an AD plant) straddles both the EBNet remit – engineered microbial systems – and the Carbon Recycling Network – high methane content biogas. This video, recorded at AD & Biogas 2020 and courtesy of the AD Bioresources Association, shows Emeritus Professor Sonia Heaven presenting research carried out on the technology. Here, she also outlines the challenges and opportunities in Environmental Biotechnology that the Network is working to support.


Please find the link for our ECR video training course here. Parts of it are also great for anyone doing online meetings. Please do get in touch if you would like any additions or if we can add any further helpful subjects.


Farms of the Future, Organics Recycling & Biogas (The magazine from REA Organics and Green Gas), Spring 2023, Issue 51, extracted here.

EB Network Research Corner: Spark bugs biomethane boost (microbial electrochemical technologies), AD & Bioresources News, Issue 54, Winter 2022, extracted here.

EB Network Research Corner: Bioinformatics could unlock greater biogas production, by Dr Sarah Forrester, University of York, AD & Bioresources News, Issue 53, Summer 2022, extracted here.

Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) ReportFarm of the Future: Journey to Net Zero – Lead Editor: Angie Bywater and included in the ADBA magazine’s Issue 52, Winter 2021, extracted here.

EB Network Research Corner: Engine Innovation Powers Mobile Digestate Enhancement, AD & Bioresources News, Issue 51 Summer 2021. Also available here.

EB Network Research Corner: Reducing Ammonia Emissions from Digestate, by Stephen Temple, pages 33-34, AD & Bioresources News, Issue 50 Winter 2020-21. Also available here. Blog post here and LinkedIn here in advance of the ADBA National Conference 2021.

Horses for Courses – The Guide to 21st Century AD, pages 9-18, AD & Bioresources News, Issue 49 Autumn 2020. Also available here.

Size matters (contribution), pages 26-30 and Glastonbury, Rocking on Biogas, pages 42-43, AD & Bioresources News, Issue 45, Autumn 2019. Also available here.

Anaerobic Digestion, Biogas and the Water Industry, Water Industry Journal, Issue 12, September 2019, pages 52-54.

EBNet Resources

Reflections on the Double-blind Process


Some of our outreach activity has gone on-line as part of a University-wide project which provides easily accessible activities for schools. Click here for more information and to access the resources.

For further ideas about outreach, particularly school resources, why not take a look at the International Microbiology Literacy Initiative.

For more videos explaining various aspects of microbiology, why not take a look at the Microbiology Society for “What is Bioremediation”, “Why microbiology matters”, “Why is soil microbiology important”…

A wealth of information can also be obtained from the Resources section of the AD Network website .