SUPERGEN Researchers Day

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University of Bath

Claverton Down Road



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The SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub researchers day is an internal event open to early career bioenergy researchers from the following institutes:

  • Newcastle University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Bath
  • Rothamsted Research
  • The University of Manchester
  • Aston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Imperial College London
  • Cranfield University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Southampton
  • Harper Adams University
  • Centre for ecology and hydrology

Before you complete the registration form please be aware that you will be required to fill in the following information:

- 4 keywords that descibe your existing skills, knowledge and past experiences

- 4 keywords that describe your current research topics

- What you are interested in finding more about at the researchers day.

On completion of your registration, you will also be required to send a passport sized photo of yourself to

Please find the latest version of the agenda* below:

9:00 – 9:20


Hub overview - Topsy Falano

Confidentiality - Laura O’Keefe

Hub passport - Carly Whittaker

Session 1: Eco-system impacts/sustainability

9:20 - 9:40

TBC (15mins + 5mins Qu)

9:40 – 9:50

Paul Adams (5mins + 5mins Qu)

9:50 - 10:00

Becky Mawhood (5mins + 5mins Qu)

10:00 – 10:10

Andrew Welfle (5mins + 5mins Qu)

10:10 – 10:50

Discussion/Structured Activity (TBC)

Coffee break (20mins)

11:10- 11:30

James Beard (WWF)

Session 2: Gasification

11:30 – 11:50

Plasma/catalytic gas cleaning process to deliver high quality syngas from the gasification of waste biomass.

Mohamad Anas Nahil(15mins + 5mins Qu)

11:50 - 12:00

Chemical kinetics for biogas & bio-syngas combustion.

Marc Fisher (5mins + 5mins Qu)

12:00 - 12:10

Ellen Turner (5mins + 5mins Qu)

12:10 – 12:20

Kui Zhang (5mins + 5mins Qu)

12:20 - 1:00

Discussion/Structured Activity (TBC)

Lunch (1 hour)

Session 3: Whole Systems

2:00 – 2:20

Overview - Rice straw project.

Hung Van Hguyen (15mins + 5mins Qu)


Self-ignition of biomass dusts.

Yee Sing Chin (5mins + 5mins Qu)


Differences and variability in combustion behaviour of biomass feedstocks for large scale power generation.

Patrick Mason (5mins + 5mins Qu)


Biomass soot/ black carbon emissions.

Farooq Atiku (5mins + 5mins Qu)


Discussion/Structured activity (TBC)

Session 4: Posters

3:30 - 4:45

Poster session with drinks reception

4:45 – 5:00

Final words and prize giving

*Version 24th April 2015 - subject to change.

If you would like more information about this event or are unsure if you are eligable to attend, please contact hub project manager Dr Laura O'Keefe ( or 0161 2754330) for more details.

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