Annual Report showcases the Supergen Bioenergy Hub’s progress toward sustainable bioenergy systems despite the challenges presented by Covid-19

We have made significant strides towards our aim of developing sustainable bioenergy systems that support the UK’s transition to an affordable, resilient, low-carbon energy future.  

This is evident in our Annual Report, submitted to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) earlier this year, which provided a status update on our activities over the past year including our work on low carbon fuels, waste, biomass allocation and sustainability. Within the report we also reviewed the impact that Covid-19 has had on our research, highlighted our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and explored our Early Career Researcher activities.

“Bioenergy is currently the largest contributor to UK renewable electricity, transport fuels and heat, therefore it is incredibly important that academics work with policymakers and industry to ensure that we continue to deploy sustainable bioenergy in support of our climate change commitments. This report details exactly how the Supergen Bioenergy Hub has been doing that.”

“I am immensely proud of the achievements of our researchers in what has been a very challenging year for us all. 2021 will see the UK host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Conference of Parties 26) and 2022 will see a brand new biomass strategy for the UK, therefore we are really looking forward to moving forward in the New Year and continuing to support all of our stakeholders in the deployment of sustainable, affordable and reliable bioenergy systems.”

– Hub Director, Prof. Patricia Thornley

The report is now available to read here.