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SMEthane. 2nd SMEthane Workshop ‘ ‘ The importance of measuring methane production from ruminant livestock: project update and regulatory aspects ”. When : 26th – 27 th of March 2012

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2nd SMEthane Workshop

‘‘The importance of measuring methane production from ruminant livestock: project update and regulatory aspects”

When: 26th – 27th of March 2012

Where: Meeting – CSIC headquarters ,Pinar 25 Madrid Spain Accommodation: Hotel Melia Galgos 4* (

We are delighted to announce the second SMEthane Project Workshop. The workshop will be held at CSIC headquarters Madrid. The program will start at 14’00 pm on the 26th and finish by 15’00 pm on the 27th.A more detailed program of the workshop is described below.

The Workshop intends to outline State of the art of the project, the lessons that have been learnt to date and regulatory aspects to the use of plant extracts in ruminant livestock' .

Every company may invite 4 customers to attend the workshop with accommodation expenses fully covered by the project. List of attendees need to be completed by 1st March 2011.

Contact: Ms. Helen Lloyd - Aberystwyth University (UK) -

Prof. Jamie Newbold - Aberystwyth University (UK) -

Dr. David R.Yáñez-Ruiz - CSIC (Spain) -


Workshop Program

Monday 26th March 2012

15:00 Welcome Dr David Yanez Ruiz (CSIC Spain)

15.05 The market for plant extract in ruminant livestock (Prof Jamie Newbold, Aberystwyth, UK)

15:35 Lessons learnt from SMethane, analytical methods for detection of active molecules in different feed matrices and stability in feeds (Dr Hamid Boudra, INRA, France)

16:05 Lessons from SMethane: Assessing  the effect of plant extracts on methane production by in vitro screening tests: (dose) responses and sources of variability

(Prof Veerle Fievez, Ghent, Belgium)

16:35 Coffee

17:00 Lessons from SMethane: Developing rapid in vivo screens to measure the effect of plant extracts on methane production. (Dr Kenton Hart, Aberystwyth, UK)

17:30 Lessons from SMethane: Developing in vivo screens to measure the effect of plant extracts on methane production in cattle. (Dr Sam De Campeneere, ILVO,Belgium)

18:00 General Discussion

18:30 Leave for accommodation

20:30 for 21.00 Evening Meal


Tuesday the 27th March 2012

09:00 The EU regulatory framework : Prof Secundino Lopez (Universidad de Leon, Spain)

10.00 Commercial partners; experience with EU and world wide regulations

10:00 Agolin, Switzerland

10:15 Phytosynthèse, France

10:30 NOR-FEED SUD, France

10:45 Coffee

11.15 Neem Biotech, UK

11:30 DOMCA, Spain

11:450 Discussion (experience from guests and academics)

12:30 Closing remarks: Dr David Yanez Ruiz (CSIC Spain)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Departure