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Reference Number BBS/E/C/00004895
Title Supergen biomass and bio-energy consortium continuation plus activity on marine biomass
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Other bio-energy) 10%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 30%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 30%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 30%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr A (Angela ) Karp
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Rothamsted Research
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source BBSRC
Start Date 01 June 2007
End Date 30 November 2011
Duration 54 months
Total Grant Value £11,074
Industrial Sectors Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region East of England
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr A (Angela ) Karp , Agro-Ecology, Rothamsted Research (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr I (Ian ) Shield , Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division, Rothamsted Research (0.001%)
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Abstract Aim: To evaluate the options for energy, fuels and chemicals from marine biomass and also evaluate the potential to exploit this resource as determined by the economics and technical performance. Objectives (Tasks): 1. To select candidates species of marine biomass with potential to contribute significantly to the UK biomass resources, and to compare them to terrestrial sources. (Rothamsted Research and other partners) 2. To investigate the potential to culture the selected candidates for farming (Other partners). 3. To characterise and evaluate the selected biomass for their suitability to thermal and fermentation routes for energy, fuels and chemicals (Other partners). 4. To undertake process and techno-economic assessment of the farming, harvest, storage, transportation and utilisation of marine biomass (All partners contribute to input data). 5. To undertake public acceptability and life Cycle analysis -examination of sustainability and environmental issues (Other partners, Supergen Marine Consortium). 6. To evaluate the total biomass availability around the UK (Other partners).
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