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Sustainable energy from photocatalytic bioremediation of waste

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Project Description

Increasing demand for energy remains globally unsustainable with decreasing fossil fuel supplies, rising prices and green house gas emissions. There has been a growing worldwide interest in alternative clean energy sources including biofuels to limit climate change and promote sustainable development. Biofuels may improve energy security, but production of biofuels (bioethanol) has a significant impact on the food industry, and the conversion of forests, wetlands and grasslands to 1st generation energy crops creates a new range of socio-economic and environmental issues.
This project studies the potential for second generation biofuels including agricultural by-products like straw, forest residues and industrial and municipal waste

In collaboration and partnership with the University of St Andrews and Queenís University, Belfast

Type of Project Project
Status Project Complete
Funder(s) Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Value £872,959.00
Project Dates Apr 1, 2013 - Apr 1, 2018

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