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EPSRC Reference: GR/S28204/01
Title: SUPERGEN - Biomass, Biofuels and energy crops consortium
Principal Investigator: Jones, Professor JM
Other Investigators:
Sharifi, Professor VN Shield, Dr I Brammer, Professor JG
Christian, Dr D Swithenbank, Professor J Shackley, Dr S
Williams, Professor A Pourkashanian, Professor M Bridgwater, Professor AV
Donnison, Professor IS Morris, Professor P Oakey, Professor J
Generalis, Dr S Tanaka, Dr K Simms, Professor NJ
Williams, Professor P McMullan, Professor J Titiloye, Dr JO
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Alstom Group B9 Energy Ltd Biomass Engineering
Doosan Power Systems (Mitsui Babcock) E.ON E&P UK Ltd Fluent Europe Ltd
Genencor International Inc Madison Filters Ormrod Diesels
Rural Generation Ltd RWE (Innogy/Npower) Wellman Process Engineering
Department: Fuel and Energy
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 June 2003 Ends: 31 May 2007 Value (£): 2,897,087
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioenergy Combustion
Urban & Land Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Transport Systems and Vehicles
Energy
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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, identification and 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 for the UK 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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