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Reference Number InnUK/102298/01
Title SeaGas : Production of bio-methane from seaweed by Anaerobic Digestion (AD)
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 10%;
BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 10%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Centre for Process Innovation - CPI
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 June 2018
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £1,033,813
Industrial Sectors
Region North East
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_HVM_IBCATIR2 - IB Catalyst Industrial Research Round 2. Activity Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst Industrial Research Rnd 2
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Centre for Process Innovation - CPI (92.147%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) (7.853%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Carbon Research Laboratories, Newcastle University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Association For Marine Science (0.000%)
Project Contact , Queen's University Belfast (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract This project will develop a process which uses seaweed for the generation of sustainable energy by anaerobic digestion (AD). Currently, farmers, food processors and industry use AD to generate bio-methane from wastes, to reduce energy costs or provide income. As waste supplies can be variable and AD is a continuous process, food crops like maize and beets are used to supplement waste. Seaweed has the potential to replace these food crops, which use land and water which could otherwise be used for human food production. The UK has extensive coastal waters and internationally recognised academic excellence in seaweed, its growth requirements and environmental considerations. This project brings together expertise in AD process development, economic modelling, environmental and social impact assessment and the supply chain - from seabed access for seaweed farming through to biogas injection into the national grid.This project will develop a process which uses seaweed for the generation of sustainable energy by anaerobic digestion (AD). Currently, farmers, food processors and industry use AD to generate bio-methane from wastes, to reduce energy costs or provide income. As waste supplies can be variable and AD is a continuous process, food crops like maize and beets are used to supplement waste. Seaweed has the potential to replace these food crops, which use land and water which could otherwise be used for human food production. The UK has extensive coastal waters and internationally recognised academic excellence in seaweed, its growth requirements and environmental considerations. This project brings together expertise in AD process development, economic modelling, environmental and social impact assessment and the supply chain - from seabed access for seaweed farming through to biogas injection into the national grid.This project will develop a process which uses seaweed for the generation of sustainable energy by anaerobic digestion (AD). Currently, farmers, food processors and industry use AD to generate bio-methane from wastes, to reduce energy costs or provide income. As waste supplies can be variable and AD is a continuous process, food crops like maize and beets are used to supplement waste. Seaweed has the potential to replace these food crops, which use land and water which could otherwise be used for human food production. The UK has extensive coastal waters and internationally recognised academic excellence in seaweed, its growth requirements and environmental considerations. This project brings together expertise in AD process development, economic modelling, environmental and social impact assessment and the supply chain - from seabed access for seaweed farming through to biogas injection into the national grid.This project will develop a process which uses seaweed for the generation of sustainable energy by anaerobic digestion (AD). Currently, farmers, food processors and industry use AD to generate bio-methane from wastes, to reduce energy costs or provide income. As waste supplies can be variable and AD is a continuous process, food crops like maize and beets are used to supplement waste. Seaweed has the potential to replace these food crops, which use land and water which could otherwise be used for human food production. The UK has extensive coastal waters and internationally recognised academic excellence in seaweed, its growth requirements and environmental considerations. This project brings together expertise in AD process development, economic modelling, environmental and social impact assessment and the supply chain - from seabed access for seaweed farming through to biogas injection into the national grid.This project will develop a process which uses seaweed for the generation of sustainable energy by anaerobic digestion (AD). Currently, farmers, food processors and industry use AD to generate bio-methane from wastes, to reduce energy costs or provide income. As waste supplies can be variable and AD is a continuous process, food crops like maize and beets are used to supplement waste. Seaweed has the potential to replace these food crops, which use land and water which could otherwise be used for human food production. The UK has extensive coastal waters and internationally recognised academic excellence in seaweed, its growth requirements and environmental considerations. This project brings together expertise in AD process development, economic modelling, environmental and social impact assessment and the supply chain - from seabed access for seaweed farming through to biogas injection into the national grid.
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