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This year, members of Dr Tim Hunter’s research group and 3rd year undergraduates from SCAPE, joined a cohort of students from across the globe for an opportunity to attend the Worldwide Energy University Network (WEUN) summer school. This was split between the two beautiful campuses of Xiamen University and the China University of Petroleum Beijing…
Bioenergy CDT SCAPE students Flora Brocza and Daniel Chernick visited Chapel Allerton Primary School on Friday 22nd November, as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS project ‘The Art of a Sustainable Future’. Each year, the school holds a science fair to give children a taste of different STEM careers. This year, our activity…
Bioenergy CDT PhD researcher, Charlotte Weaver (pictured back row, fourth in from the right) won an award for the best brainstorming presentation at the “4th International Conference on Alternative Fuels, Energy and Environment (ICAFEE): Future and Challenges“, hosted by Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan. Charlotte’s presentation looking into “Impacts of large-scale bioenergy expansion on land…
In mid-October, Dr Andrew Pimm made a two-week research visit to Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China, funded through the UoL-SJTU Pump Priming Fund. He was hosted by Dr Xuezhi Liu, a lecturer in the School of Electronic, Information, and Electrical Engineering, and gave a lecture to staff and students while there. Andrew and…
Bioenergy CDT PhD researcher, Aaron Brown (pictured above, middle right) attended the Early Career EBNet (Environmental Biotechnology Network) Conference in Sheffield (1st-2nd July) and won the overall prize for best oral presentation. As a result Aaron received a £1,500 travel bursary to attend any international conference.
Continuing a week of activities with Global South collaborators, SCAPE students and staff took part in the Plant Power Bioenergy Conference at Kew Gardens, London. This major international conference connected the scientists at Kew with engineers from Leeds and overseas partners involved in the GCRF projects described above. All the visitors enjoyed the fantastic location…
On 25th June, SCAPE researchers and overseas collaborators gathered for a conference on the theme of integrating renewable energy, in particular bioenergy, into the energy system in the UK and in the Global South. This conference connected several groups of researchers including the Bioenergy CDT, the Smart Energy Systems Group from Electrical Engineering, iPRD (Chemistry…
On Wednesday 12th June, the University hosted the Annual Sustainability Awards 2019 to celebrate the incredible work our staff and students do to create positive changes across campus and further afield. Our staff and students have helped us create a university that embeds sustainability through knowledge, engagement, collaboration and innovation. There are eight awards categories,…
On 4th June, a group of Bioenergy and other Energy PhD students visited the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) near York. The BDC’s vision is that in the future, the economy as a whole will be a bioeconomy – thus, a circular economy where all wastes are utilised, and all products and processes are renewable and…
Bioenergy CDT students Iram Razaq and Aaron Brown were both awarded a Travel and Conference Grant by Energy Leeds, which contributed towards them attending the 23rd International Seaweed Symposium, hosted on Jeju Island, South Korea. They both gave oral presentations on their PhD research, explaining how liquid biofuels and biomethane can be produced from hydrothermal…