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A new grant has been awarded as part of the EPSRC-SFI initiative to Alison Tomlin (PI), Valerie Dupont, Hu Li and Andy Ross in partnership with Stephen Dooley at Trinity College Dublin (£1,345,039, FeC + SFI contribution). The overall aim of the project is to develop methodologies for fully tailored, advanced biofuel blend production processes…
DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) Consortium (led by Professor Mike Fairweather with Dr Lois S. Tovey as consortium manager), have been announced as finalists in the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2020 in both the Public Engagement and Teams categories. The winners will be announced at a series…
Dr Alastair Baker was highly commended at the 2020 Sustainability Awards for bringing ‘Design of Experiments (DoE)’ to researchers. The use of DoE early in a research project can substantially reduce development time, costs and wastes, and may save materials such as single use plastics. This is achieved by performing the required experiments as efficiently…
James McKay, manager of the Bioenergy CDT, will be appearing on BBC Look North, talking about an exciting tree-planting project in the Harrogate area. James is a board member of Long Lands Common Community Benefit Society, which has been set up to raise £300k to buy an area of farmland to convert into a nature…
On behalf of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee, Professor Alan Williams has been chosen as the distinguished recipient of the 2020 AIAA Energy Systems Award. Established in 1981, the Energy Systems Award is presented for a significant contribution in the broad field of energy systems, specifically as…
Bioenergy CDT students Aaron Brown, Judith Ford, Luke Higgins and Fernando Barba have been involved in a successful collaboration with Lincolnshire County Council and Peakhill Associates (consultancy) to investigate the potential for road verge cuttings to be used as a feedstock for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. After careful analysis in the field and lab, via…
The LUU Partnership Awards take place every year to celebrate the achievements of staff and students at the university within a number of different categories. Nominations from staff and students are considered within each Faculty and one person or group is awarded the winner in each category. This year, the EPS faculty partnership awards ceremony…
Oliver Grasham, who recently completed his PhD as a member of the Bioenergy CDT has won the Piers Sellers prize for exceptional PhD research. Oliver’s thesis, titled “Assessment of novel utilisation pathways for biogas and nitrogenous waste streams at wastewater treatment plants”, stood out for demonstrating feasibility of novel approaches to waste processing by combining…
‘I’m a Scientist’ is a public programme where scientists can talk to school children to answer questions about their research and general science. SCAPE Bioenergy CDT student, Douglas Bray (pictured above), took part in the Energy Zone with other scientists working in areas like Quantum Computing and Aerospace Engineering. The programme was great fun and…
James Mckay, manager of the Bioenergy CDT, has collaborated with scientists including University Chancellor Prof Jane Francis (Director of the British Antarctic Survey) to create a vision of Antarctica as it was 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous period – a temperate rainforest only 900km from the South Pole at a time of strong…