City - Newcastle upon Tyne
Country - United Kingdom
About - ALGAL BIOFUELS - THE 'MARINE BIOENERGY INITIATIVE'
I have a keen and active interest in the continued development of algae (both micro- and macroalgae) as potential sources of marine biofuels. I lead an active and growing research group addressing a diverse range of marine bioenergy topics. I currently have programmes funded by research councils, industry and local and national government. In addition, we have recently completed a new large scale culture facility within the Ridley Building to further our research in this promising and challenging area. I have active programmes in seaweed anaerobic digestion; microalgae culture management for biodiesel production; microalgae bioflocculation and harvesting; and energy production from marine biomass wastes.
Role - Research & Academia