The BLC Keynote Seminar entitled ‘A cleaner, greener future for the leather industry’ will be rescheduled for January 2005 at a date and venue to be advised. To maximise the dissemination of the information and benefits of the European supported MOND gasification project, a partnership between AIICA, BLC, ELKEDE and Rovesta, BLC has negotiated an extension to the project.

Gasification, a means of generating energy from waste, offers an attractive proposition to address the growing problem of solid waste management. This is a vitally important issue for the leather and other industries, with serious cost and legislative implications. It is anticipated that the event will now coincide with a pan-European RESTORM project meeting and the opportunity will also be taken to extend the scope of the event to include as wide a range of other industries and interested parties as possible.

For further information please contact Dr Vikki Addy, tel: +44 1604 679953 or email