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A team from SCAPE and Chemistry who developed a new synthetic material that accelerates the removal of harmful nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide from engine fumes, have announced a research collaboration with Cats and Pipes, an automotive company in North Wales that designs and manufacturers catalytic converters. The aim is to have a prototype device…
SCAPE Research Fellow, Christian Michelbach was recently presented with the ‘Best Poster’ Award in the category of ‘Fuels’ at the 10th European Combustion Meeting for his work on the ‘Autoignition and Heat Release Behaviour of Iso-Butanol and Gasoline Blended Fuels’. This poster featured a summary of part of the research carried out by Christian during…
SCAPE PhD Student, Daniel Chernick is currently promoting the SHARE Network. It is an offshoot of the Supergen Bioenergy Hub for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who work in the field of bioenergy, and they’re interested in gaining new members across its partner institutions (of which the University of Leeds is one). The SHARE Network hold…
I was very pleased this year to be awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Engineering Leaders Scholarship, given to 35 engineering undergraduates. Beyond the hours spent working on group projects within my chemical engineering degree, I have been involved with extracurriculars such as being vice president of the Chemical Engineering Society. Outside of this, my…
Prof Paul Williams has been awarded a major EPSRC research grant of £938,973 to investigate a low-temperature plasma-catalytic process for the control of dioxin emissions from waste incinerators. The emissions of dioxins from waste incinerators are of considerable concern because of their associated high toxicity and significant health hazard. Current control methods for dioxins are…
PhD researcher, Fernando Climent Barba has had a paper published in the Bioresource Technology Journal. Fernando’s work looks into the ‘Improved conversion of residual MSW biomass waste to sugars using online process monitoring and integrated contamination control’. For further information about this work and to access the paper, please visit the Science Direct website.
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…