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  • This research project is investigating ways to increase the bio methane potential of food waste through a combination of laboratory and desk based studies. The aim being to increase sustainable heat, power and biofertiliser production through anaerobic digestion.

    Research Themes: 

    • Environmental Engineering
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  • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) processes are the only option for decarbonising fossil fuel power plants at large scale.  Co-gasification with biomass or waste with carbon capture can reduce the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere at large stationary emission sources. The technology can also reduce the specific operating cost, and ensure fuel supply.

    Research Themes: 

    • Carbon Capture and Separation Processes
  • There are 3 main objectives in this project:

    1. Answer the research question: Can energy storage radically improve off-grid and on-grid control in wave energy arrays? How can it be done?
    2. Develop an electrical array model for wave energy, with energy storage and co-ordinated control
    3. Strengthen the partnership between the UK and Chinese Institutions for future research collaboration

     

    Research Themes: 

    • Offshore Renewable Energy
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  • Statement of the Project
    • Development of a very sound expertise on CO2 transportation infrastructure
    • Identification and understanding of uncertainties during integration of CO2 capture, compression, injection and reservoir units together with CO2 transportation system
    • Provide industry and academia with the required technical knowhow in this context

    Research Themes: 

    • Energy Storage and Carbon Capture
  • As part of a DETR funded PiT (Partners in Technology) project the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (previously the Structures in Fire Group) conducted extensive computational and analytical studies of the behaviour of steel-framed composite structures in fire conditions. This work was undertaken in collaboration with Corus PLC and Imperial College London. The results were presented in the form of a main report, which identified the main findings, together with numerous supplementary reports which explored various phenomena in detail. The reports produced at Edinburgh are available for download as indicated below.

    Research Themes: 

    • Environmental Engineering
  • We propose to develop and implement a genetic platform for optimizing blends of enzymes for biomass processing applications, using computational modeling, combinatorial gene assembly, expression control and high-throughput screening of gene cassettes from a library of genes in modular format. In addition to providing optimal enzyme blends for any given application, analysis of the results will allow us to develop heuristics which will facilitate rational design of biomass processing systems in the future, and will lead to a deeper understanding of biomass degradation processes.

    Research Themes: 

    • Bioengineering

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