Tailored drop-in sessions for industrial stakeholders

On Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 March, our researchers will be available for you to book a slot to discuss any topic you would find useful. To help you identify the right researcher to speak to, please take a look at their areas of expertise, listed below along with their availability over the two days.

To book time with a researcher, please use the email link below their name letting us know the slot you want. It would be helpful if you could send details of your questions and discussion topics in the email as well.

We’ll then send you a link for the meeting, which will be held via Microsoft Teams. Slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Tony Bridgwater

22 March: 10am-4pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Pyrolysis
  • Thermal biomass conversion
  • Gasification
  • Combustion
  • Biorefineries
  • Waste
  • Biochar

Mirjam Roeder

22 March: 10am-4pm
23 March: 2-5pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Sustainability
  • Life cycle assessment and carbon accounting
  • BECCS and greenhouse gas removal
  • International development
  • Socio-economics, non-monetary benefits
  • Governance and policy

Rob Holland

22 March: 10am-4pm
23 March: 10am-4pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Biodiversity
  • Natural capital
  • Ecosystem services
  • Land use

Patricia Thornley

23 March: 2-4.30pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Sustainability
  • Greenhouse gas balances
  • Biofuels
  • Combustion
  • Policy issues related to biomass and low-carbon energy
  • Process modelling
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Resource assessment

Katie Chong

22 March: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm
23 March: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Bioenergy
  • Climate change
  • Waste
  • Sustainability
  • Techno-economics
  • Thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes
  • Biorefinery process synthesis

Chris Hardacre

22 March: 3.30-4.30pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Catalysis
  • Ionic liquids
  • Synchrotron, neutron, heterogeneous catalysis
  • In-situ method development
  • Neutron scattering
  • Structure-reactivity correlations

Jason Hallett

22 March: 10-11am

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Integrated biorefineries
  • Ionic liquids
  • Biochemicals
  • Sustainable chemical feedstocks
  • Waste recycling (particularly for metal-contaminated solid materials)
  • Innovation
  • Spinout companies

Iain Donnison

22 March: 2.15-6pm
23 March: 10.30am-6pm

Book a slot: supergen-bioenergy@aston.ac.uk

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Biomass crops and feedstocks
  • Plant breeding
  • Environmental impacts of land use change associated with biomass crops
  • Net zero agriculture
  • Marginal land use

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