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James Mckay, manager of the EPSRC CDT in Bioenergy, is leading a £25k funded project as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS outreach scheme. The project is all about creating art to imagine a zero carbon future. Members of the public will be invited to send in short stories, paintings, films or songs…
CDT Bioenergy student Robert White came second place in EMPOWER’s vlog competition, which aims to find exciting and innovative vlogs which capture the essence of positive incentives for reducing the use of conventionally fuelled vehicles. Robert produced a video titled ‘Transport: a nudge in the right direction’. An introduction to the idea of social nudging…
Congratulations to the academics from SCAPE, who collaborated with Geography and Electrical Engineering, having secured an EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant of £1.49m (FEC) entitled “Creating Resilient Sustainable Microgrids through Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems”. Universal access to affordable modern clean energy is goal 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs state…
On Saturday 17th March Bioenergy CDT student, Judith Ford was at the ‘Be Curious’ University of Leeds research open day, which aimed to let families find out about the work of the university through a range of activities. Judith was on the bioenergy doctoral training centre stand which had the eye-catching title of ‘Poo, farts,…
Our postgraduate Bioenergy CDT student, Hana Mandová, has been awarded The PECCEI Award for her work at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria during summer 2017. Her paper “Optimization of European biomass resources for integrated steel plants” focuses on identifying a plausible strategy to move the iron and steel industry away from using…
Congratulations to (left to right) Aaron Brown, Hana Mandová, Adam Clayton, Arturs Pugejs, Anton Goetzee Barral and Neelam Iqbal whose poster presentations were judged the best for the Internal Research Exchange Event in SCAPE. As well as a cash prize, each winner has received a certificate and School-wide recognition for their fantastic work. The following comments…
MSc Energy & Environment and Bioenergy CDT PhD students took a trip to Drax last month; a company who are dedicated to pushing energy generation towards a low carbon future. The photo shows the group standing in front of the Biomass Domes (each one stores 80,000 tonnes of biomass) – each turbine – the size of…
Congratulations to Professor Alison Tomlin and Professor Alan Williams who have been elected to the Inaugural Class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute. This is an international, non-profit educational and scientific society who promotes research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology.  
Food waste is a global problem, and is becoming more of an important public policy issue as each year the UK throws away £13bn worth of edible food waste. This equates to an estimated 10 million tonnes of food and drink wasted yearly, 60% of which could be avoided. Where food waste is unavoidable, it…
CDT Bioenergy students Oliver Grasham and Robert White won first prize at the thirtieth ICHEME water special interest group video competition. The competition is sponsored by ARUP and is aimed at encouraging young minds in the water chemical engineering community. The project focuses on the removal of nitrogen from wastewater – a necessary but laborious task…