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Bioenergy CDT PhD researcher, Aaron Brown (pictured above, middle right) attended the Early Career EBNet (Environmental Biotechnology Network) Conference in Sheffield (1st-2nd July) and won the overall prize for best oral presentation. As a result Aaron received a £1,500 travel bursary to attend any international conference.
Continuing a week of activities with Global South collaborators, SCAPE students and staff took part in the Plant Power Bioenergy Conference at Kew Gardens, London. This major international conference connected the scientists at Kew with engineers from Leeds and overseas partners involved in the GCRF projects described above. All the visitors enjoyed the fantastic location…
On 25th June, SCAPE researchers and overseas collaborators gathered for a conference on the theme of integrating renewable energy, in particular bioenergy, into the energy system in the UK and in the Global South. This conference connected several groups of researchers including the Bioenergy CDT, the Smart Energy Systems Group from Electrical Engineering, iPRD (Chemistry…
On Wednesday 12th June, the University hosted the Annual Sustainability Awards 2019 to celebrate the incredible work our staff and students do to create positive changes across campus and further afield. Our staff and students have helped us create a university that embeds sustainability through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation. There are eight awards categories,…
On 4th June, a group of Bioenergy and other Energy PhD students visited the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) near York. The BDC’s vision is that in the future, the economy as a whole will be a bioeconomy – thus, a circular economy where all wastes are utilised, and all products and processes are renewable and…
Bioenergy CDT students Iram Razaq and Aaron Brown were both awarded a Travel and Conference Grant by Energy Leeds, which contributed towards them attending the 23rd International Seaweed Symposium, hosted on Jeju Island, South Korea. They both gave oral presentations on their PhD research, explaining how liquid biofuels and biomethane can be produced from hydrothermal…
Over 120 students, academic staff and industry partners attended the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) Poster Event on the afternoon of Wednesday 15th May in the Parkinson Court. Students from the following Centres exhibited their MSc team project and PhD project posters: Bioenergy Complex Particulate Products & Processes (CP3) Fluid Dynamics Integrated Tribology Soft…
Last month Leeds became the largest city authority in the UK to declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ following a campaign initiated by SCAPE PhD student, David Barns, with Extinction Rebellion Leeds and the Leeds Youth Strike 4 Climate supported by many University of Leeds students and staff. The bold motion passed by the council sets out…
The SCAPE Energy Debate is an annual event linked to the level-1 tutorials. Student teams advocate different energy technologies: fossil fuels; biomass and biofuels; nuclear; wind, solar, and hydro. The teams present arguments to convince the audience that their technology can best satisfy the energy trilemma of security, sustainability, and equity (affordability). This year the…
Bioenergy CDT PhD students Katherine Graves, Scott Wiseman and Flora Brocza took part in the Be Curious 2019 science festival on 30th March. The stall was themed ‘The Art of a Sustainable Future’ and featured an amazingly detailed interactive model city, where children could replace existing fossil fuel infrastructure with renewable energy technologies, and see…