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Reference Number EP/E039995/1
Title SUPERGEN BIOMASS BIOFUELS AND ENERGY CROPS II CORE
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 80%;
Applied Research and Development 20%;
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 15%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 15%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr JM Jones
No email address given
Energy Resources Research Unit
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2007
End Date 30 November 2011
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £6,313,560
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy Multidisciplinary Applications, Energy Research Capacity
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr JM Jones , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (99.974%)
  Other Investigator Professor P Edwards , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor SG Davies , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr AW ( Ausilio ) Bauen , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor WIF (Bill ) David , ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr M Jones , ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Professor M Pourkashanian , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor P Williams , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Dr V Dupont , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor A Williams , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor AV Bridgwater , Sch of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr JG Brammer , Sch of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr G Griffiths , Sch of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (0.001%)
Professor P Morris , Plant, Animal and Microbial Science, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) (0.001%)
Mr JE (John ) Oakey , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr NJ (Nigel ) Simms , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Professor J Swithenbank , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor VN Sharifi , Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr I (Ian ) Shield , Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division, Rothamsted Research (0.001%)
Dr M Hawkesford , Crop Performance and Improvement Div, Rothamsted Research (0.001%)
Professor PC Brookes , Agriculture and Environment Division, Rothamsted Research (0.001%)
Prof P (Patricia ) Thornley , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Prof K (Kevin ) Anderson , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr IS (Iain ) Donnison , IBERS, Aberystwyth University (0.001%)
Dr P Upham , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor P (Paul ) Ekins , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.001%)
Mr I (Ian ) Tubby , Forest Research, Forestry Commission GB (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Ms J (Julia ) Tomei , UCL Energy Institute, University College London (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , RWE npower plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , E.ON UK (formerly PowerGen) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biomass Engineering Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Coppice Resources Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rural Generation Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biomass Industrial Crops Ltd (Bical) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alstom Power Ltd (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Bioenergy is now becoming a commercial reality, ranging from cofiring in power stations, small units for power and/or heat, as well as transport fuels such as biodiesel. This SUPERGEN bioenergy project will continue to deliver the scientific background to the provision and utilisation of bioenergy, as well as innovative concepts for new applications. The research brings together growers, biologists, agronomists, economists, scientists and engineers in a unique multi-disciplinary team that will tackle the challenges associated with the further development of this renewable resource in a sustainable manner. The extended programme examines production and utilisation related factors that affect quality and suitability of a biomass fuel for different end uses, with a particular emphasis on the energy crops, willow and miscanthus, as well as more diverse fuel streams including residues and co-products. The work programme ranges from practical issues associated with fuel handling andpreparation, to fundamental studies of genetics, agronomy and chemistry that affect both desirable and undesirable fuel characteristics. In addition, key engineering solutions for the successful development of biomass thermal conversion technologies are sought through (a) an understanding of the basic science in thermal conversion and (b) component and plant engineering issues. These topics are developed further in this renewal proposal through advanced engineering models complemented by experimental studies in a range of combustion, gasification and pyrolysis units.In addition, the scope of the project has been widened in this continuation to consider challenges in fuels and chemicals production from biomass, integrated with energy production in a "bio-refinery" approach
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Added to Database 29/05/07