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Bioenergy

The bioenergy research group combines fundamental research with business engagement, product and process innovation and knowledge transfer.

The group is currently engaged in a number of applied research projects investigating the cultivation of biomass (microalgae) and its conversion into bioenergy (biofuels and biogas)

The focus of this research is to improve the environmental sustainability and commercial viability of bioenergy production via the integration of key technologies and processes.

Current research interests include:
  • Cultivation of biomass on wastewater sources
  • Optimisation of lipid productivity and extraction in microalgae
  • Impact of ultrasonic cavitation on organic compounds
  • Investigating the influence of combustion exhaust composition on algal cultivation and its potential for CO2 sequestration
  • Impact of wastewater substrates on CO2 sequestration by microalgae
  • Investigation into digestion and co-digestion of algal biomass and impact of biomass pre-treatment.

Find out more about the Centre for Low Carbon Research's people, facilities and projects.

For more information, please contact:

Dr Lynsey Melville
Bioenergy Research Group
Birmingham City University
Millenium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5400
Email: lynsey.melville@bcu.ac.uk