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Aston Bioenergy Research Group is awarded £424,000 research funding

03 August 2012

Aston University Bioenergy Research Group (BERG) has been awarded £424,000 of research funds, as part of the new SUPERGEN Bioenergy hub.

Professor Tony Bridgwater

This research consortium will bring together industry and academia, and is funded by a £3.5m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of the RCUK Energy Programme. It will investigate the efficiency and whole-life impact of a variety of biofuel processes and accelerate the deployment of sustainable bioenergy.

Professor Tony Bridgwater (pictured) of Aston University will be leading two of the ten research projects. These include the upgrading of bio-oil, and the techno-economic assessment of biofuels by pyrolysis 

The hub starts work this month for a five-year period and will be directed by Dr Patricia Thornley at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester.


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