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Bath University Public Lecture: Bioenergy: saint or sinner? – Dr Marcelle McManus, University of Bath
Tue 15 Nov 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Bioenergy: saint or sinner?
Dr Marcelle McManus, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
“This talk explores the rise and fall (and rise) of bioenergy and its part in meeting national and international GHG reduction targets. We will explore some of the implications of international supply chains and methods by which we can store and transport bioenergy and some of the resultant impacts. We may end up with more questions than answers, but the works shows how policy drives change, and not always as expected, and how academics and industry can respond to produce more robust techniques so we can ensure any technology we promote will truly reduce the emissions associated with climate change. The research forms part of the EPSRC Supergen Bioenergy Hub project”
Dr Marcelle McManus is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has a particular interest in sustainability and life cycle impacts. Her research enables her to work determine the environmental impact of different systems, with particular regard to renewable energy production.
Marcelle’s current research interests include investigating the life cycle environmental impact of various products and systems, primarily related to renewable energy and products. Detailed assessment of the environmental impact of these systems is required in order to ensure we are making the best, most effective use of the resources we have. Specifically, she is interested in the use of Life Cycle Assessment to determine the impact of various micro energy generating systems, the production and use of bioenergy, carbon capture and the production of renewable materials, and also how to develop the methods effectively to be used for our global energy networks.
Marcelle is involved with a number of research consortia, which effectively enable her to pursue her research interests, inform policy and inform industrial development for sustainable solutions.
You are invited to join us for prior discussions and afternoon tea in the Wessex Restaurant 16:00-16:25
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