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Reference Number GR/S28204/01
Title SUPERGEN - Biomass, Biofuels and energy crops consortium
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Other bio-energy) 10%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 30%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 60%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 15%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 15%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 30%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy 10%;
Not Cross-cutting 90%;
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 2003
End Date 31 May 2007
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £2,897,087
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Process Environment and Sustainability
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr JM Jones , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (99.982%)
  Other Investigator Professor A Williams , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (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%)
Professor J McMullan , School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster (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 S Generalis , Sch of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr JO Titiloye , Sch of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr D Christian , Biochemistry and Physiology, Rothamsted Research (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 S Shackley , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr I (Ian ) Shield , Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Division, Rothamsted Research (0.001%)
Dr K Tanaka , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr IS (Iain ) Donnison , IBERS, Aberystwyth University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Fluent Europe Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biomass Engineering Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ormrod Diesels (0.000%)
Project Contact , Genencor International Inc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rural Generation Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Madison Filters (0.000%)
Project Contact , B9 Energy Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , RWE Innogy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wellman Process Engineering (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alstom Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , E.ON E&P UK Ltd (0.000%)
Web Site http://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/
Objectives
Abstract The proposed programme of work is divided into six work packages (WPs):WP1: Process, techno-economic and environmental analysis; WP2: Fuel specification and matching to conversion processes; WP3: Thermal reactor modelling; WP4: Minimisation of engineering risk; WP5: Co-processing biomass and biofuels; WP6: Biomass and bioenergy network. The research addresses a number of challenges in the utilisation of biomass. These include: (a) Feedstock options: - availability, preparation, identificationand meeting criteria of fuel quality. (b) Conversion and energy generation: - Improved biomass to energy processes attained via a number of strategies including: matching biofuels to power generation systems, modelling, and integration of fuel conversion processes with end use. (c) Economics and market issues: techno-economic optimisation of integrated systems; evaluation of the economic sustainable production of biomass; identification of economically attractive biomass conversion routes fortheUK situation. (d) Integration and connection: - making the links between fuel production, preparation, conversion, and end use. (e) Environmental Issues: - can biomass utilisation be sustainable
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 01/01/07