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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…
Each year, the Royal Aeronautical Society host ‘Aerochallenge’, an aviation and aerospace competition for young people, both in academia and industry. This year 27 teams took part, from institutions including Cranfield, Imperial College London, and industry leaders including Airbus and BAE Systems. SCAPE took one team to the event, comprising of Alex Middleton, William Jones,…
Students from the Bioenergy CDT have taken part in a £20k Royal Academy of Engineering “Ingenious” outreach project to imagine life in a zero carbon future society, through collaborating with the public and school children. More than 30 project events were held, in which members of the public were asked for their views and understanding…
Scientists at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield have won £1.26 million funding to investigate ways to decarbonise the UK steel industry. The UK is legally committed to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, for every tonne of steel that is created, 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide is produced through the manufacturing process….