NUI Galway Project to turn waste into fuel

With Ireland’s target of 16pc renewable energy generation by 2020 in mind, newly appointed Prof Piet Lens and his team from NUI Galway are looking to microbial life to help make up the difference.

As part of a new €5m project funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Research Professorship Programme, Lens will be looking to develop novel bioreactor concepts that will recover energy from waste and wastewater.

This will potentially add new biofuels to the Irish energy sector, particularly in the agricultural industry, where methane emissions from livestock are significant.

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2017-12-05T12:28:59+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Engineering, Research|Tags: |