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Valorisation of wet biomass waste with carbon dioxide for sustainable fuel production

   Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

About the Project

Global wet organic waste production has increased over the years. It is recognised that the development of alternative, cleaner sources of fuels from wet biomass waste can help to secure energy sources and address environmental challenges. This project will undertake studies on a novel technology to convert biomass waste, implemented with utilisation of carbon dioxide, into varying range of target hydrocarbons, e.g., sustainable aviation fuels, with aims of delivering unique advancements in fuel processing engineering and waste industry design. This research project requires both modelling and experimental studies to analyse the flexibility of the waste to energy process and the fuel properties of hydrocarbons as well as chemicals. This innovative project is ideally suited to students with the creativity and drive to pursue doctoral studies at a technologically leading university, providing the students to gain expertise in modelling and experimental investigations.

In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.

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Funding Notes

This project is offered on a self-funded basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates may be considered for a University scholarship.
Students applying should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant engineering discipline, and be highly motivated to undertake multidisciplinary research.

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