Bioenergy: sustainable resource or environmental threat? – 15/1/19
15 January 2019
18:00 – 20:00
Aston University, G11 & G8, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Professor Thornley, Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University, joined the University in September 2018 from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, at University of Manchester.
She is a chartered physicist with twenty five years’ experience working in bioenergy in industry and academia. She was involved with engineering implementation of many of the UKs early bioenergy plants, but has led the UKRI SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub since 2012, which brings together industry, academia and other stakeholders to focus on the research challenges associated with delivering sustainable bioenergy systems and this year she has chaired the advisory board for the Committee on Climate Change’s recently published bioenergy review.
In this lecture, Professor Thornley will share some practical examples from her research which focuses on the environmental, social and economic impacts of bioenergy systems in the UK and overseas. She looks at how these can be managed practically to deliver sustainable bioenergy systems, and how appropriate governance and policy frameworks can be devised to incentivise such systems.
After the lecture there will be the opportunity to network over drinks and nibbles.
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