Scott is Research Fellow for the Supergen Bioenergy Hub, based at the Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University.
He joined EBRI as a doctoral student in 2009. His research project was about ash control methods to limit biomass inorganic content and its effect on fast pyrolysis bio-oil stability. He completed his PhD in 2014. Since 2014 he has been a research fellow focusing on catalytic fast pyrolysis, ash control, bio-oil characterisation and bio-oil stability.