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Do you want to access all the reports and statistics produced by the International Energy Agency, including the latest World Energy Outlook, up-to-date energy balances for all countries in the world and the latest IEA analyses of renewable and fossil energy? Well you can thanks to the University’s subscription to the OECD iLibrary. This is…
A project entitled ‘BEFWAM-BIOENERGY, FERTILISER AND CLEAN WATER FROM INVASIVE AQUATIC MACROPHYTES’  for 1.9 million, submitted via the BBSRC call in  Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the Developing World has been succesful. The call aims to support collaborative research projects addressing challenges relating to industrial biotechnology and bioenergy in the developing world and is funded…
On Sunday 4th November, four academics and post-docs in SCAPE had a fantastic morning running the 10km Abbey Dash along with 10,000 other people. Can you match the names with the times? Participants: Bijal Gudka, Jenny Jones, Patrick Mason, Andy Price-Allison Times: 1:16:52, 00:50:26, 1:00:03, 00:58:47 The group are raising money for the charity, Mind,…
James Mckay, Bioenergy CDT manager, and PhD students Julius Gane and Kenneth Eboatu from SCAPE took part in the Ilkley Literature Festival on 13th October (this was actually our second Festival event) at Ilkley bandstand. James completed a live painting of Ilkley as it might appear in 100 years’ time, as a positive, sustainable, zero…
During summer this year, a UKERC (UK Energy Research Centre) Summer School Masterclass took place for all Energy CDTs, including Bioenergy from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering. In this summer’s Masterclass, many spent some hours trying to help solve the issues around Europe’s islands’ energy use. The best ideas were then made up…
One of our PhD students, Paul Blake, has included an excerpt detailing his experience as a speaker at this conference which took place 1st-3rd Oct 2018 in Gaitherburg, USA. To find out more on this event, please click here. “My self-directed, part-time PhD aims to understand better the processes involved in a full-height fire. A…
On 24th September Bioenergy CDT students Daniel Chernick, Flora Brocza, David Maxwell, Katherine Graves and Tom Penney travelled to the heart of Sherwood Forest as part of a CDT team project researching the utilisation of biomass (e.g. bracken and brash) from conservation areas. This project is in collaboration with RSPB, who manage areas of lowland…
On 20th September, a “Future Vision” workshop took place, involving staff and students from SCAPE, Energy Leeds and the Priestley Centre, plus many collaborators from across the country. This workshop is part of the series of events being led by James Mckay, manager of the Bioenergy CDT in SCAPE, supported by the Royal Academy of…
Jennifer Spragg, a postgraduate student in bioenergy at the University of Leeds, UK, will advise MPs on policy issues on chemical weapons as part of a fellowship in UK parliament. She has been awarded the Ashok Kumar Fellowship 2018 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and the UK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology…