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Nikki Silcock

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The North East’s ‘Green Revolution’ gathers pace

The North East’s biggest low carbon event takes place later this month in Newcastle and there is still time for visitors to register an interest in attending.

Energy and Environment North East 2012 will celebrate the North East’s ‘Green Revolution’ when it takes place at the Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel on Wednesday June 27.

The event is being organised by the Energy and Environmental Industries Forum (EEIF) and is sponsored by SITA UK Ltd and Sintons LLP.

Energy and Environment North East will attract leading businesses and opinion formers from the region and is a perfect opportunity for organisations from the low carbon sector to engage key players and uncover the business opportunities generated by some of the most innovative low-carbon projects in the region.

All visitors are encouraged to register interest ahead of the event and can make a booking by contacting Nikki Silcock or Helen Watson at RenewPlus on 0191 5197470 or by emailing

The event features an exciting line-up of speakers and presentations focusing on some of the region’s biggest low carbon projects including:

Anthony Carter, Founder & Chairman, PYReco, who will outline plans to develop the world’s first facility capable of recycling used tyres into their constituent parts

Lisa Jordan, Air Products Business Manager, Bio-energy Europe, will talk about her company’s waste to energy plant which will divert 350,000 tonnes of waste from landfill and could attract up to £1 billion of investment

Professor Dermot Roddy, Science City Professor of Energy, Newcastle University, will present the story of Five Quarter’s ‘Revolutionary Coal Gasification Project’

Peter Stienlet, Co-owner, Patrick Parsons Ltd, who will speak about the Tees Barrage as a trend setter for hydro-electric schemes and his company’s role within it.

Other speakers at the event include Steven Catchpole, managing director of Tees Valley Unlimited, and Edward Twiddy, chief executive of the new North Eastern Local Enterprise Partnership, who will look at how the new LEPs will contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy.

The event will also feature a panel debate giving those attending an opportunity to pose questions and join in. Guests will also be able to take part in speed networking sessions and post information and messages on a members’ noticeboard.

Nikki Silcock from the EEIF said: “This is a great opportunity for everyone to come along to see what is happening in this fast growing sector.

“There are plenty of exciting businesses to see and talk to so it will be really interesting. I’d encourage everyone to come along to get a sense of what developments have already been made in the sector and discuss future developments.”

Energy and Environment North East will showcase the region’s most innovative low-carbon projects, products, technologies and services which are capable of creating thousands of new jobs and attracting millions in investment.

Companies already signed up to exhibit include Narec, Metrohm UK, Kocos Messtechnik UK Ltd, Make it Sunderland – the inward investment arm of Sunderland City Council, Sintons LLP, Patrick Parsons, DTW and the North East Business & Innovation Centre.

For more information on how to buy tickets, please visit

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Nikki Silcock .

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