Farming/landowning community: renewable and low carbon energy solutions

Farming/landowning community: renewable and low carbon energy solutions

10 May 2017, 11:00 - 12:30



Chair: Thomas McMillan, Director - Energy Rural, Savills

Adding value to farm scale renewable energy production
Jim Campbell, Environment Group Team Leader & Project Manager, SAC Consulting

Proposed change of rules for AD feedstocks under FIT and RHI
John Farquhar, Senior Renewables Consultant, SAC Consulting

Clean energy, increased efficiency and renewable heat in one fell swoop
Robert Emrich, Director of Sales and Market Development, ElectraTherm

Novel smart systems for farm based renewable/low carbon energy solutions
Robert Shearlaw, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, WHRL Solutions  

Generate a more energy efficient future
Roddy McLean, Director of Agriculture, Royal Bank of Scotland

Q&A and panel discussion involving:

  • Gordon Davidson, News & Renewables Editor, The Scottish Farmer
  • Keith Hounsell, Managing Director, Green Acorn Energy


Programme subject to change



  • Thomas McMillan


    Director - Energy Rural


  • Jim Campbell


    Environment Group Team Leader & Project Manager

    SAC Consulting

    Jim joined SAC in 1984 and has a wealth of experience in providing consultancy services across the rural sector. An engineer with an agricultural...

  • Gordon Davidson


    News & Renewables Editor

    The Scottish Farmer

    Following an education characterised by being good at English and bad at just about everything else, I left college with a fair to useless degree and...

  • Robert Emrich


    Sales & Market Development Director


    Robert Emrich is the Sales & Market Development Director at ElectraTherm. Robert started his career in the United States Marine Corp, where he...

  • John Farquhar


    Senior Renewables Consultant

    SAC Consulting

    Coming from a forestry background, John became involved in woodfuel in 2000 with Forest Research, then moved to a job working on support and...

  • Keith Hounsell


    Managing Director

    Green Acorn

    Keith is the Managing Director of Green Acorn Energy Solutions and has been involved in the renewable industry for 8 years and 4 years with energy...

  • Roddy McLean


    Director of Agriculture

    Royal Bank of Scotland

    Roddy is the Bank’s Director of Agriculture. He helps ensure that the Bank’s lending policy to both agriculture and to the small scale renewable...

  • Robert Shearlaw


    Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

    WHRL Solutions

    Robert is driven by the need for supply chains to invest in sustainable procurement and sustainable production practices. Robert has diverse business...

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