Helping to tackle the problem of open field buring in India by utilising the harvest residues for bioenergy using a mobile pyrolysis unit that cane be transported by tractor.
Leverhulme - Royal Society Africa AwardSustainable Biofuel Production from Ghanaian and Tanzanian Oil Seed Crops.
Building research capacity within the Universities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the University of Ghana in the development of heterogeneous catalysts for clean technologies and the sustainable utilisation of waste oil seed derived biomass in biorefining.
EPSRC Development of fast pyrolysis based advanced biofuel technologies for biofuel
Exploringroutes to improve the properties and stability of fast pyrolysis oil, via catalytic pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading.
EPSRC Ionic Liquid Biorefining of Lignocellulose to Sustainable Polymers
The EBRI Catalysis group is developing nanoparticulate catalysts for the conversion of extracted cellulose to platform chemicals.
EPSRC Catalytic Routes to Intermediates for Sustainable Processes
EBRI'sCatalysis group is developing bi-functional catalysts for the conversion of furan derivatives to diols that would find application in polymer production.
EPSRC The UK Catalysis Hub - Bioenergy theme
Exploringthe development of heterogeneous catalysts in aqueous phase sugar processing to synthetic fuels.
EPSRC Tuning Catalyst Surfaces to Control Aldol Reactions in Biomass Conversion
Investigating mechanistic aspects of aldol condensation over solid acid and base catalysts for the production of biofuels.
EPSRC Nanoengineered Materials for Clean Catalytic Technologies
Recent advances in chemical synthesis and analysis now offer an unprecedented opportunity to sculpt the atomic structure of solid catalysts and to peer inside their microscopic workings. This Leadership Fellowship explores the integration of new experimental and theoretical breakthroughs to develop next-generation nanoengineered materials for the clean production of valuable chemical feedstocks and sustainable biofuels.
Increasing the energy yield from the integration of anaerobic digestion (AD) and pyrolysis.
EPSRC Solar fuels via engineering innovation
Addressing the design of innovative photoreactors for efficient hydrocarbon conversion and separation from CO2 for solar fuel production. This will be achieved via an integrated approach between chemical engineers and chemists to intensify the process of CO2 photoreduction through reactor innovation, and thus, provide alternative future energy options.
EPSRC Selective photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to olefins: a feasibility study
Developing novel photocatalysts critical to achieving the selective photoreduction of CO2 to olefins, providing underpinning science for the integration of nanostructured inorganic photocatalysts with the exceptional light-harvesting properties of biological pigments, inside novel solar photoreactors for maximum process intensification of CO2 PCR to olefins.
This project focuses on developing a sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste which could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Photo-catalytic materials for the destruction of recalcitrant organic industrial waste (PCATDES)
Exploring the development of UV-LED photo reactors for the photocatalytic destruction of organic contaminated water from Palm and Olive oil mill effluent.A collaboration with partners from the UK Germany, Spain, Turkey, Madrid, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand and seeks to develop a prototype reactor for deployment in South East Asia.
Cascade deoxygenation process using tailored nanocatalysts for the production of Biofuel from lignocellullosic biomass (CASCATBEL)
Developing catalytic systems for the upgrading of pyrolysis oil in a cascade approach. The EBRI Catalysis group is specifically involved in the development and evaluation of solid acid catalysts for esterification pre-treatments of pyrolysis oil.
Demonstrating the role of localised energy systems in supporting the traditional energy system through demand side grid management and the potential of vehicle to grid (V2G) infrastructure in supporting intelligent localised energy systems.
PYROCHEM (MSCA-IF project)
Tracking the fate of carbon-13 within fast pyrolysis with stable isotope labelled plant materials currently provided by IsoLife. A collaboration with French partners for the development of an experimental and theoretical mechanistic investigation.
Integratingintermediate pyrolysis and vapour gasification to create an effective and efficient biomass-to-energy system for combined heat and power.
BAM (Biorefinery Advisory Model)
The objective of this project is to provide a web-based, user driven, flexible and robust biorefinery modelling system for the Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (NIBB) network.
Delivering Local Bioenergy to North West Europe.
Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge. The project is now running as BRISK2 - see here for more information.
EU-China Cooperation for Liquid Fuels from Biomass Pyrolysis.
Acceleratingthe rate of implementation and success of fast pyrolysis for fuels and chemicals.