Research projects

The Hub is delivering a diverse range of bioenergy research projects from fundamental science to engineering challenges, social responses to technologies, economic context and policy development. Many take a whole-systems perspective to comprehensively evaluate the potential of future technology options.

You can read about each of the projects on their individual pages, with details of the principal investigators and partners involved. 


Emissions from solid biomass combustion led by Newcastle University

Impact of feedstock parameters on airborne emissions led by University of Leeds

Evaluation of synthetic natural gas led by University of Bath

Streamlining the supply chain led by Rothamsted Research

Carbon uncertainties in the supply chain led by The University of Manchester

Gasification integration led by Newcastle University

Torrefaction integrated assessment led by University of Bath

Carbon Capture and Storage led by University of Leeds

Bio-oil partial upgrading led by Aston University

Whole system analysis of novel biofuel technologies led by Aston University

Clean energy utilisation from biogas and biomass gasification led by Lancaster University

Bioenergy value chains: Whole systems analysis and optimisation led by Imperial College

Development of fast pyrolysis based advanced biofuel technologies led by University of Surrey

Increasing energy yield from the integration of anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis led by Aston University

Photocatalytic bioethanol production led by Robert Gordon University 

Clean energy from rice straw led by The University of Manchester and IRRI

Measurement and analysis of bioenergy greenhouse gases (MAGLUE) led by Southampton University

Real time control of gasifiers to increase tolerance to biomass variety and reduce emissions led by the University of Glasgow

Plasma/catalytic gas cleaning to deliver high quality syngas from the gasification of biomass led by Leeds University

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