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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…
Bioenergy CDT students Nicola Wood and Samantha Sime accompanied CDT manager James Mckay to the British Science Festival in Hull on the evening of 12th September, as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS project ‘Low Carbon Technologies – the Art of a Sustainable Future’. The evening festival events were being held in Humber…
Students from the Bioenergy CDT took part in the Wonderous Woodhouse Community Science Festival on Saturday 8th September, in collaboration with the local charity Oblong, teaching primary age children about renewable energy technologies. This was part of a series of outreach events under the umbrella of the Royal Academy of Engineering INGENIOUS project ‘Low Carbon…
The 37th International Symposium on Combustion was held in Dublin this year. Attendees from SCAPE included Alan Williams, Jenny Jones and Patrick Mason who presented several posters on various aspects of solid biomass combustion research undertaken in the group and with collaborators. The symposium was attended by over 1800 delegates and was a great opportunity…
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…
During the last week of June, Bioenergy CDT student Hana Mandová attended the 12th IEA Greenhouse Gas Programme (IEAGHG) Summer School, hosted by the Norwegian CCS Research Centre in Trondheim. She was one out of 50 students from all around the world, who have been selected to come and enhance their knowledge on CCS (carbon…
Over 120 students, academic staff and industry partners attended the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) Poster Event on the afternoon of Wednesday 24th May 2018 in the Parkinson Court. Students from the following five CDTs exhibited their MSc team project and PhD project posters: -Bioenergy -Fluid Dynamics -Integrated Tribology -Soft Matter -Tissue Engineering &…
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…