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Below are links to documents that have been published by Supergen Bioenergy, including research papers, newsletters and conference presentations.  Most links will take you to a PDF or Word document, up to 1.3MB in size.

  • Integration of Chemical, Biochemical and Thermal Processes Workshop - presentations

     

    Session 1

    Autoclave pre-treatment of food waste, Professor Charles Banks, University of Southampton

    RE-DIRECT: Next Steps in integrating AD and thermochemical conversion routes  to maximise outputs, Mr Alex Wilcox Brooke, Severn Wye Energy Agency

    Anaerobic treatments of pyrolysis liquors, Dr Julian Pietryzk, University of Edinburgh

     

    Session 2

    Strategies for recovery of energy and chemicals from biomass, Prof. Michael Theodorou, Harper Adams University

    Slow pyrolysis of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste  and screening of the aqueous product for AD, Dr Yang Yang, Aston University

    Biochar and Pyrolysis for Ligno-cellulosic materials, Dr Ondrĕj Mašek, University of Edinburgh

    Opportunities for integration of hydrothermal processing and anaerobic digestion, Dr Andrew Ross, University of Leeds

     

    Session 3

    Electrochemical Systems for Enhanced Product Recovery , Prof. Richard Dinsdale, University of South Wales

    NWaste2H2: Decreasing N2O and CO2 emissions from wastewater treatment plants  by co-reforming of the biogas and digestate liquor, Dr Valerie Dupont, University of Leeds

    Microwave technology for biomass treatment, Mr Sam Kerr, AMT Technologies

    Closing remarks, Prof Patricia Thornley, University of Manchester

  • Presentations from 2017 Annual Assembly

    Resources

    Chair: Chris Johnston, AFBI

    Environmental impacts and GHG emissions from bioenergy systems - Mirjam Roeder, University of Manchester

    How bioenergy can support global development – Julia Tomei, University College London

     

    Pre-treatment

    Chair: Jason Hallett, Imperial College London

    Pretreatment overview– Jenny Jones, University of Leeds

    Torrefaction and its impact on environmental issues  – Marcelle McManus, University of Bath

    Integration of Hydrothermal Carbonisation with Anaerobic Digestion: Opportunities for Valorisation of Digestate - Kiran Pamar, University of Leeds (to be made available shortly)

     

    Conversion

    Chair: Katie Chong, Aston University

    Plasma catalysis: a novel technology for bioengineering applications – Xin Tu, University of Liverpool

    Real-time tar detection and control of Glasgow’s downdraft gasification test-bed system, Ian Watson, University of Glasgow (to be made available shortly)

    Biomass combustion under oxy-fuel and post combustion carbon capture conditions  - Janos Szuhanszki, University of Sheffield

     

    Vectors

    Introduction by Chair: Marcelle McManus, University of Bath

    Thermo-catalytic reforming of waste biomass – Lais Speranza, University of Birmingham

    CO2 adsorption using CaO and its potential integration with hydrogen , Chunfei Wu, University of Hull

     

    Systems

    Introduction by Chair:  Rob Holland, University of Southampton

    The implications of biomass resource uncertainties – Oliver Broad, University College London

    Challenges and uncertainties of emission accounting frameworks – Andrew Welfle, University of Manchester

  • Newsletters

  • SUPERGEN reports

  • Funding and opportunities

  • Research publications

    • Zhang, G., Ni, C., Huang, X., Welgamage, A., Lawton, L. A., Robertson P. K. J., Irvine, J.T.S (2015)., Simultaneous cellulose conversion and hydrogen production from pure water driven by solar photocatalysis, Energy & Environmental Science (SUBMITTED).

     

     

  • Conference papers and presentations

    • PT Presentation at Sustainability Live - April 2013
    • Adams, P.W.R.A. & McManus, M.C. (2014) International Bioenergy Conference; 11 Mar 2014-13 Mar 2014; Manchester, UK
    • Broderick, J., Thornley, P. (2014), “Sustainable Power Generation from Biomass: The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub”, invited presentation to  Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum, London 2014
    • Dooley, B., J. M. Jones, M. Pourkashanian and A. Williams (2014) Oral presentation/ poster: “Oxy-fuel Combustion of Coal and Biomass”. RCUK International Bioenergy Conference 11-13th March, 2014 in Manchester
    • Dooley, J. M. Jones, M. Pourkashanian and A. Williams (2013) Poster presentation: “Oxyfuel combustion of coal and biomass blends” B. at the Supergen Bioenergy Hub Assembly and the Early Careers Research and Networking Day in Leeds, 19 and 20th Nov 2013.
    • Finney, K (2014) Air/Oxy Biomass Combustion with CO2 Capture Technology, UK Study  10th September 2014 – UKCCSRC Biannual, Cardiff
    • Lea-Langton, A.  F.A. Atiku, K.D. Bartle, J.M. Jones, M Pourkashanian, A Williams (2014) ERI Oral presentation/ poster  Soot Formation in Diffusion Flames of Some Biomass Pyrolysis Oils, RCUK International Bioenergy Conference 11-13th March, 2014 in Manchester
    • Lea-Langton, A.L., F. Atiku,  A.Williams, J.M. Jones and K.D.Bartle (2014) Pyrolysis of Soot from Biomass, Pyro 2014
    • Lea-Langton, A.R., M.T.Baeza-Romero, G.V.Boman, B. Brooks, A.J.M.Wilson  F.Atika  K.D.Bartle J.M.Jones, A.Williams (2014) Some Aspects of Smoke Formation from Wood Combustion. Combustion institute Joint British and Scandinavian meeting. Cambridge
    • Macalpine, W.J., Shield, I.F., Walsh, L.R.E., Johnston, C., McCracken, A.R., Gilliland, J., Wilson, H., Finnan, J., Power, R., Hartmann, H., Weitz, M., White, R. P., Karp, A. (2014). Rothamsted Research Willow (Salix Spp.) Breeding Programme; Multi-Site Yield Trial Results 2014. In: 22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany. 23-26 June 2014: 116-121. DOI: 10.5071/22ndEUBCE2014-1DO.1.2
    • McManus, M.C & Taylor, C.M. (2014) The Changing Nature of LCA.  International Bioenergy Conference; 11 Mar 2014-13 Mar 2014; Manchester, UK.
    • McNamee, P. Leilani I. Darvell, Ben Dooley, Jenny M. Jones and A. Williams (2014) Oral presentation/ poster: “The combustion characteristics of fast-heating rate chars from raw and torrefied fuels” RCUK International Bioenergy Conference 11-13th March, 2014 in Manchester.
    • Mitchell, E.J.S.,  Jones, J.M. , Williams, A. and  Lea-Langton, A. (2014) Oral presentation/ poster: The Impact of Feedstock Parameters on Airborne Emissions from Biomass Combustion in Small Scale Heating Applications and their Associated Impacts on Air Quality and Climate.. RCUK International Bioenergy Conference 11-13th March, 2014 in Manchester.
    • Pukrus, A., Roeder, M., Gawel, E., Thran, D., Thornley, P. (2014), “Handling uncertainty in bioenergy policy design – a case study analysis of UK and German Bioelectricity Policy Instruments”, European Biomass Conference, Hamburg, 2014
    • Roeder, M., Thornley, P., Whittaker, C.(2014), “How certain are greenhouse gas reductions from biomass: Life-cycle assessment and uncertainty analysis of a forest-residue to electricity supply chain”, European Biomass Conference, Hamburg, 2014
    • Röder, M., ‘How certain are greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy? Life cycle assessment and uncertainty analysis of a forest residues-to-electricity supply chain’, International Bioenergy Conference, Manchester, UK, March 2014
    • Röder, M., ‘Biobridges. Collating bioenergy activity at the University of Manchester’, Bioenergy at Manchester day, 10 September 2014, Manchester
    • Röder, M., ‘How certain are greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy? Life cycle assessment and uncertainty analysis of a forest residues-to-electricity supply chain’, Bioenergy at Manchester day, 10 September 2014, Manchester
    • Röder, M., ‘How certain are greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy? Life cycle assessment and uncertainty analysis of a forest residues-to-electricity supply chain’, European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E), June 2014
    • Röder, M., ‘How certain are greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy? Life cycle assessment and uncertainty analysis of a forest residues-to-electricity supply chain’, Biomass for energy – lessons from the Bioenergy Boom, November 2014, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
    • Thornley, P., Eggar, D., (2014) “Growing greener markets: Opportunities in Bioenergy”, invited presentation to Great Britain House, British Council, Sao Paulo 2014
    • Thornley, P., Roeder, M., Jamieson, C.(2014), “Understanding the greenhouse gas balances of bioenergy systems: the case of rice straw”, invited plenary at World Renewable Energy Conference, London 2014
    • Thornley, P.,(2014) “Temporal aspects of greenhouse gas balances of bioenergy systems”, European Biomass Conference, Hamburg, 2014
    • Whittaker, C (2014) How the renewable energy directive penalises renewable energy production. International Bio-energy Conference Manchester. Röder, M., Energy from Rice Straw, Social and institutional issues’, Energy from Rice Straw workshop, IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines, March 2014

     

    • All Energy 2016

    Review of UK policy framework to deliver biomass heating and steps needed to accelerate implementation Patricia Thornley

    How much sustainable biomass will the UK have to sustain the future renewable heat sector: where does it come from and what form is it in?
    Andrew Welfle

    Can bioenergy heating really reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the UK meeting its carbon reduction targets
    Mirjam Röder

    What are the key air quality impacts associated with biomass combustion and how can they be controlled?
    Edward Mitchell

    What types and scales of technologies can be used to deliver bioheating and what have we learnt from practical implementation to date?
    Gunter Woltron

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