Development of fast pyrolysis based advanced biofuel technologies for biofuels

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Chemical Engineering

Abstract

The use of biofuels, as a renewable source of energy has become increasingly important. More in particular, biofuels for transport have the potential to displace a substantial amount of petroleum around the world. The EU is aiming to achieve at least 10% of road fuel derived from plants by 2020. The Carbon Trust selected "Pyrolysis Challenge" as the first strand of Bioenergy Accelerator with £10m investment, highlighting the importance of pyrolysis-oil as the potential replacement for transport fuels with low system GHG (green house gases) emissions. While fast pyrolysis oils have the potential to be processed in existing petroleum refinery infrastructure to transportation fuels, our ability to process the oil requires improved understanding of how to control its chemical composition and improve its physical properties. Current fast-pyrolysis oils are inherently unstable due to their high oxygen content and acidity which leads to polymerisation of reactive components and subsequent viscosity increase via polymer formation which hinders direct refining. Catalytic processes are thus required capable of transforming fast pyrolysis oils such that their acidity and oxygen content is reduced under moderate conditions thereby improving oil stability and allowing direct refining. To minimise energy inputs, it would be desirable to catalytically treat pyrolysis oil vapours immediately after the pyrolyser using a close coupled catalytic reactor to facilitate deoxygenation, chain growth and/or aromatisation of molecules. Such an approach would minimise extra energy inputs but also reduce polymerisation routes into more intractable resins. To achieve these goals we propose to explore non-precious metal de-oxygenation cracking catalysts including doped zeolite materials and bifunctional Fe based catalysts for pre-treatment of pyrolysis oil vapours. By working in the vapour phase we should eliminate some of the problems currently associated with the use of such catalysts in liqud phase processes where leaching by acidic components and char deposition leads to deactivation. The impact of pre-treatment on overall final hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of bio-oil will also be evaluated. These routes to refinery feedstocks will be compared technically and economically.

Planned Impact

The use of biofuels, as a renewable source of energy has become increasingly important. More in particular, biofuels for transport have the potential to displace a substantial amount of petroleum around the world. The EU is aiming to achieve at least 10% of road fuel derived from plants by 2020. The Carbon Trust selected "Pyrolysis Challenge" as the first strand of Bioenergy Accelerator with £10m investment, highlighting the importance of pyrolysis-oil as the potential replacement for transport fuels with low system GHG (green house gases) emissions. While fast pyrolysis oils have the potential to be processed in existing petroleum refinery infrastructure to transportation fuels, our ability to process the oil requires improved understanding of how to control its chemical composition and improve its physical properties. Current fast-pyrolysis oils are inherently unstable due to their high oxygen content and acidity which leads to polymerisation of reactive components and subsequent viscosity increase via polymer formation which hinders direct refining. Catalytic processes are thus required capable of transforming fast pyrolysis oils such that their acidity and oxygen content is reduced under moderate conditions thereby improving oil stability and allowing direct refining. To minimise energy inputs, it would be desirable to catalytically treat pyrolysis oil vapours immediately after the pyrolyser using a close coupled catalytic reactor to facilitate deoxygenation, chain growth and/or aromatisation of molecules. Such an approach would minimise extra energy inputs but also reduce polymerisation routes into more intractable resins. To achieve these goals we propose to explore non-precious metal de-oxygenation cracking catalysts including doped zeolite materials and bifunctional Fe based catalysts for pre-treatment of pyrolysis oil vapours. By working in the vapour phase we should eliminate some of the problems currently associated with the use of such catalysts in liqud phase processes where leaching by acidic components and char deposition leads to deactivation. The impact of pre-treatment on overall final hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of bio-oil will also be evaluated. These routes to refinery feedstocks will be compared technically and economically.

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EP/K036548/1 01/10/2013 11/09/2015 £1,150,479
EP/K036548/2 Transfer EP/K036548/1 12/09/2015 11/07/2018 £756,467
 
Description Zeolite based catalysts were tested for direct vapour cracking with significant coke deposition found for fixed bed reactors. Synthetic red mud was produced to establish the influence of components. Circulating fluidised bed reactors for vapour cracking were designed and evaluated with CFD model. The lumped kinetic model for vapour cracking didn't give accurate prediction and more detailed molecular dynamic model needs to be carried out. A bi-functional catalyst was tested for deoxygenation reaction during the decomposition of anisole in a bench-scale fluidised bed reactor within the temperature range from 400 °C to 600 °C. Experimental results revealed that the increase in temperature and metal loading promoted the selectivity of BTX fraction.
A new fast pyrolysis reactor concept has been developed using thermo-plating to greatly reduce the size of reactor and contact surface required.
Direct catalytic cracking of vapour is more effective than bio-oils and more energy efficient.
A complete computational model for fast pyrolysis, liquid collection and catalytic cracking of bio-oils have been developed for the whole biomass to transport fuel process.. CFD model is developed for catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis vapours in a pilot scale FCC riser including hydrodynamics, residence time distribution (RTD) and chemical reactions.
A pilot study of using plastic waste for pyrolysis process is carried out. The plastic bio-oils have better quality than biomass bio-oils but still cannot deliver a reliable performance for diesel engines.
A novel concept to combine pyrolysis with co-processing for transport fuels and utilisation of gas products for fuel cells is developed. A number of industrial partners are involved in a proposal to develop a pilot plant.
A new method for hydrogen free bio-oil hydrodeoxygenation is explored using water as hydrogen supplier. We have developed catalysts able to do the water splitting and hydrooxygenation together. It works highly effectively with noble metals. The next step is to develop low cost catalysts for such hydrogen free HDO.
Exploitation Route A number of industrial partners take good interests in the technology under development. We will work with them to commercialise the research outcomes.
Sectors Chemicals,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Transport

 
Description The research is making positive impact to the community for biomass fast pyrolysis. We have presented our research plan and results in national and international conferences in particular UK SUPERGEN Bioenergy meetings and EU bioenergy conferences. A new concept of thermo-plating reactor is developed, which has attracted interests from industry. We are exploring the collaborative programmes with industry to further develop such technology to small and large scale demonstration. We are working with a number of companies including start-up to develop valuable products from bio-oils. We have been supporting a waste-to-energy company to improve their pyrolysis technology and test bio-oils in diesel engines for power generation. The technology was demonstrated in UK National Recycling Awards 2014 and won a number of awards. We worked with industrial partners to test the quality of pyrolysis oils with engines. The test results lead to a number of journal publications. We are also exploring joint projects with industrial and academic partners on economic ways for upgrading pyrolysis oils including co-processing at existing petroleum refinery. We also start to look at the integration of the whole process from waste to energy and chemicals using pyrolysis, upgrading and fuel cells technologies to reduce the costs and wastes. A review on hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass has become highly cited article in 2018 with 206 citations sofar. A number of industrial partners already contact us to discuss about the commercial potential of this biomass to liquid technology. This project outcomes are closely related to the Depart of Transport on the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C) with £20m investment. The PI was involved in the panel for the selection of demonstration projects from biomass to transport fuels where fast pyrolysis is one of the key technologies to deliver. There is a growing interest on carbon negative bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BioCCS) technology. BBSRC has a £25m call on carbon capture technology demonstrators. Biomass thermal conversations have been included in the call. A number of biomass gasification projects are being proposed. We are in discussion with those bids to support their future research work. We are also in discussion with Drax who has the UK largest biomass power plants to integrate hydrogen generation solutions into the power plant to use the spare capacity. A innovate UK bid is being prepared. A Innovate UK proposal was submitted for Innovate UK Energy Catalysis call to develop biomass waste to energy and fuel solutions for Indian residential and industrial applications. Although the bid was not successful, we are working with the industrial partners to move the plan further.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Chemicals,Energy,Environment
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Catalytic thermal conversion mechanism to produce aromatic compounds from lignin
Amount ¥200,000 (CNY)
Organisation National Natural Science Foundation of China 
Sector Public
Country China
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2018
 
Description Combined Energy Recovery & CO2 Removal Project
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N508615/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Combined Energy Recovery & CO2 Removal Project
Amount £147,622 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N508615/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Collaboration with Prof Taufiq Yap on biofuel synthesis 
Organisation Putra Malaysia University
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research exchange project funded through the Royal Society
Collaborator Contribution Catalyst synthesis, Bio-oil upgrading using real feedstocks and student training in analytical techniques
Impact Collaboration in multi-disciplinary at the chemical - chemistry engineering interface Knowledge exchange though research seminars and networking with PhD and postdoctoral researchers
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Southeast University of China 
Organisation Southeast University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating with Southeast University of China on bio-oil upgrading and fundamental kinetic study
Collaborator Contribution Our researcher visited Southeast University and carried out experimental work. The collaboration leads to joint publication and supervision of PhD researchers.
Impact This is leading to journal publications which are listed in the publication record.
Start Year 2015
 
Description 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. 6-9 June, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation "Waste refining recovering resources for sustainable bio-based economy" was given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AIChE Annual Meeting San Francisco 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact We host a Reception to promote our research in this largest chemical engineering conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bioenergy, Biorefinery and Bioeconomy. Kuala Lumpur, 30 May - 3 June 2016, British Councils Researcher Links Workshop. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 38 participants in the workshop organized
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Centre for Environmental Strategy Sustainability Showcase June 2016, Surrey, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation "Resource Recovery from Wastewater using Bioelectrochemical Systems" is given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference on analytical and applied pyrolysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation on Production of renewable aromatic compounds by catalytic fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass with V-ZSM-5 and Ce-ZSM-5 catalysts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology 2015, Trivandrum, November 22-25, 2015, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Give presentation on "CFD Modelling of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis in fluidized bed reactors with focusing different kinetic schemes"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Workshop on Plasmas for Energy and Environmental Applications University of Liverpool 21-24 August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A poster presentation is given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International bioenergy and biorefinery forum in University of Surrey 13 March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 45 participants in the workshop with speakers from UK, India, Malaysia, Mexco and Neitherland. A good number of industrial partners gave the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker at Industry and Parliament Trust, Parliamentary Programme on the diversification of energy sources and energy mix (Portcullis House, Westminster, 2015) ? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Industry and Parliament Trust, Parliamentary Programme on the diversification of energy sources and energy mix (Portcullis House, Westminster, 2015). Breakfast meeting with Industrialists, policy makers and politicians.
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.energy-uk.org.uk/publication.html?task=file.download&id=5488
 
Description Oral presentation at 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16) 3-8 July, 2016, Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation Karen Wilson: Spatially orthogonal chemical functionalization of a hierarchical pore network for catalytic cascade reactions. Christopher M. A. Parlett, Mark A. Isaacs , Simon K. Beaumont, Laura M. Bingham, Nicole S. Hondow , Karen Wilson , Adam F. Lee - 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16) 3-8 July, 2016, Beijing, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oral presentation at the Workshop Biomass Resources for Renewable Energy Production, 2nd-3rd June, 2016 IMDEA Energy Institute Móstoles - Madrid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Karen Wilson, Catalyst design for biorefining - Workshop BIOMASS RESOURCES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION, 2nd-3rd June, 2016 IMDEA Energy Institute Móstoles - Madrid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Orangize Workshop in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop 2nd Generation Biofuels Technologies" was organized in Kumasi,Ghana, during 5th Sept and 6th Sept 2011 with over 40 participants from different African countries.

The workshop had academics and researchers from Africa, senior officials in Ghana including Ministry of Environment Science and Technology, Energy Commission and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. A number of biofuel manufactures in Africa also presented in the meeting including Jatropha Africa Ltd., Tragrimacs, African Biodiesel Ltd., Kiminic Co, etc. Over 20 presentations were given including research, technology development, policy and industrial prospective.

The Ministry of Environment Science and Technology asked us to organise a senior delegation including the Minster and VC of Ghanaian Universities to the UK to explore collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://beta.knust.edu.gh/news/news-items/energy-centre-knust-csir-iir-and-university-of-southampton-...
 
Description Organize Bioenergy Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Co-chair a session "Advanced Biomass Conversion Technologies: in Annual World Conference of Bioenergy, Nanjing, China, between April 25th and 27th 2013.

This is a large conference with over 100 presentations with participants around the world. My session is for thermal conversion technologies including gasification, pyrolysis and combustion.

After the workshop, many international researchers visited our group in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bitlifesciences.com/wcbe2013/program.asp?pro=7#
 
Description Organize Workshop in Stellenbosch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop "From Biomass to Bioenergy via Thermochemical Processes" was organized in University of Stellenbosch between 22 to 23 October 2012.

The workshop had over 60 participants from South Africa, other African countries and Europe with 19 oral presentations.

After the workshop, a number of academic and industrial researchers contacted us to visit our group in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://processengineering.sun.ac.za/from-biomass-to-bioenergy-via-thermochemical-processes
 
Description Participate 4th International conference on thermochemical conversion of biomass, TCBiomass2015 , Chicago, November 2-5, 2015, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Give presentation "CFD simulation of catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis vapour in FCC riser" to audience over 200
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eventegg.com/tcbiomass-2015/
 
Description Participate International Symposium on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis-PYRO 2014 Birmingham, May 19-23, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Give presentation "CFD Modelling of an Ebullated bed reactor for the upgradation of Bio-oil derived from Lignocellulose Biomass" in this large conference with over 300 participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://10times.com/pyro
 
Description Participate SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly 2014, Aston University, Birmingham, 5th November, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Give presentation "CFD simulation of catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis vapour in FCC riser" with over 80 audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Participate SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly, Rothamsted Research, 19th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Poster presentation on particle size effects of Fe3O4 in catalytic ketonisation of acetic acid
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participate SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Researchers Day, University of Bath, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral and Poster presentation on Development of fast pyrolysis based on bioenergy technologies, SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Researchers Day, 21st May, University of Bath
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participate VN-UK Bioenergy Meeting, Da Nang, Vietnam, 6th - 7th July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral Presentation on UK Bioenergy Research and Designer Catalysts for Biodiesel Synthesis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participate in Annual Early Career Researcher Summer Meeting, Newcastle University, 1-2 July 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Give presentation "Carbon Capture by Chemical Absorption: CFD approach" to about 100 research students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Participation on AIChE 19, Orlando (USA) November 10-15 (2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This event has over 3000 participants. Our team give two oral presentations on Highly Effective and Economically Viable Catalysts for Gas Phase CO2 Upgrading, H2-free hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol over Ni-Mo/CeO2-C nanocatalysts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation on Europacat (European Congress on Catalysis) 19 Aachen (Germany) 18 - 23 August, 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This event has over 800 attendants. Our team give 1 oral presentation on Demystifying the design of economically viable and robust catalysts for CO2 reforming reactions, and 3 poster presentation on H2-free hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol over Pt supported on N-doped carbon catalysts, Highly efficient Ni/CeO2-Al2O3 catalysts for CO2 upgrading via Reverse Water-Gas Shift: Effect of selected transition metal promoters, Making cheaper bio-oil via hydrogen free HDO reactions using noble metal-based catalysts supported on activated carbon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation on SECAT 19 Spanish Catalysis Meeting at Cordoba (Spain) on 24-26 June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The event has over 250 participants. Our team give 3 oral presentations: Economically viable biomass upgrading: hydrogen free HDO reactions using noble metal based catalysts supported on activated carbon, Liquid phase in-situ hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol over Ni-based CeO2-C supported nanocatalysts, Stabilizing Ni on a pyrochlore matrix for CO2 reforming reactions: Ni in or Ni out of the inorganic lattice?.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation on the UK Catalysis Hub Annual Conference Loughborough (UK) 6-9 January 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The event has over 200 participants. Our team gives four oral presentations on: Multicomponent catalysts for CO2 upgrading via Reverse Water-Gas Shift, Understanding the promoter effect of Cu and Cs over highly effective ß-Mo2C catalysts for the reverse water-gas shift reaction, Hydrogen-free HDO reactions for biomass upgrading over noble metal based catalysts: exploring new routes for biomass upgrading, Highly efficient Ni/CeO2-Al2O3 catalysts for CO2 upgrading via Reverse Water-Gas Shift: Effect of selected transition metal promoters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Plenary Lecture 'Catalytic Technologies for the Production of Bioproducts and Biofuels' at CCESC 2016 'Catalysts for Clean Energy and Sustainable Chemistry', (Madrid 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary lecture at international conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ccesc2016.net/
 
Description Poster presentation at Thermochemical lignocellulose conversion technologies (CASCATBEL workshop) 18-20 May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at workshop on Thermochemical lignocellulose conversion technologies - 18-20 May 2016 which was attended by a wide range of academics and industrialists with interest in biomass conversion technologies.

Title of presentation: Influence of alkyl chain length on sulfated zirconia catalysed batch & continuous esterification of carboxylic acids by light alcohols.

Poster led to discussions with potetial EU collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation "Catalysts from Waste: Red Mud as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for Bio-oil Upgrading" at UK Catalysis Conference Loughborough University, 8th - 9th January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 100 researchers from academia and industry attended the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on Advanced bioenergy technologies for biofuels - Fast Pyrolysis and Microwave Pyrolysis, Workshop on Pyrolysis and Gasification of Wastes and Biomass, 2017, University of Hull, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Over 50 researchers attended the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Integration of Biorefinery Concepts in Oil Refineries at ESCAPE-27 Barcelona (Spain) 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 100 people attend this conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Microwave assisted thermocatalytic decomposition of methane: numerical analysis at ChemEngDayUK 2017, University of Birmingham, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Over 200 postgraduate students attended the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Multicomponent Ni-CeO2 Nanocatalysts for Syngas production from CO2/CH4 mixtures, AIChE 2017 Minneapolis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is the largest conference for chemical engineering with attendance over 1000 people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on Reaction pathways among products of agro- waste thermochemical breakdown, 10th World Conference on Chemical Engineering, Barcelona (Spain) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 100 people attend the conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on The cooperative effect of Cu-Ni in multicomponent Ni-Cu catalysts for the WGS reaction, Spanish conference on Catalysts, Oviedo, Spain, June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact About 100 people attend the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation title: Development of advanced bioenergy technologies, at UK-India RSC Researcher Links Workshop on "Energy for Economic Development and Welfare": Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) Dehradun, India 23-27 Oct, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Over 50 audience from industry, academic and government organisation attended the workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Pyro2016 Nancy, France May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation is given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering Annual Research Forum. 7 Sept 2016, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation "Jatropha-based biorefinery systems" is given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Annual Assembly 17-Nov-2016. Inox Conference Suite, University of Sheffield, Student's Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation is given about our project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUPERGEN Researchers Day 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation is given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Software development for Global Sustainability and Engineering analysis of Resource recovery Technologies. NERC RRfW Annual Conference. 1 Dec 2016, Leeds, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Give a oral presentation in the conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UK-Mexico Biorefinery Research Workshop, 18-22 May 2015, Mexico City Mexico 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation "Heat integration for bio-oil hydroprocessing coupled with aqueous phase steam reforming" is given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016