Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)

  • Aston Triangle, Aston University, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University conducts world-class research into all aspects of bioenergy including energy-from-waste and the development of new bioproducts and services, all of which contribute to improving the UK's carbon footprint and improving security of energy supplies.

Innovative research and development of bioenergy technologies has taken place at Aston University for over 40 years. EBRI acts as a focus for international activities on scientific and technological aspects of biomass conversion and utilisation of products for renewable power, heat, transport fuels, hydrogen and chemicals. The institute works to extract the maximum value from all types of biomass, including waste resources.

As Europe strives to meet significant carbon reduction targets, EBRI’s work in developing the role and business case for bioenergy, has never been more important. We are committed to understanding, creating and conducting world-class bioenergy research and technology development and to communicate its importance and role for society. Our work demonstrates that there is a viable, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

EBRI is led by Professor Patricia Thornley, who also leads the UK-wide Supergen Bioenergy Hub project.

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Pyrolysis Engineering & Materials Science
Biomass Engineering & Materials Science
Catalysts Chemical Compounds
Biofuels Chemical Compounds
pyrolysis Earth & Environmental Sciences
Oils Chemical Compounds
Acids Engineering & Materials Science
Silicon Dioxide Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1998 2019

Acceptorless Amine Dehydrogenation and Transamination Using Pd-Doped Hydrotalcites

Ainembabazi, D., An, N., Manayil, J. C., Wilson, K., Lee, A. F. & Voutchkova-Kostal, A. M., 1 Feb 2019, In : ACS Catalysis. 9, 2, p. 1055-1065 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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hydrotalcite
Dehydrogenation
Imines
Amines
Metals

A comparative techno-economic assessment of three bio-oil upgrading routes for aviation biofuel production

Michailos, S. & Bridgwater, A., 25 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Energy Research. 43, 13, p. 7206-7228 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofuels
Aviation
Jet fuel
Feedstocks
Economics

A core-shell SO4/Mg-Al-Fe3O4 catalyst for biodiesel production

Gardy, J., Nourafkan, E., Osatiashtiani, A., Lee, A. F., Wilson, K., Hassanpour, A. & Lai, X., 16 Aug 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 259, 118093.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biofuels
Biodiesel
catalyst
shell
Catalysts

Student theses

A detailed design study of leaching and ancillary processes in the hydrometallurgical extraction of iron from iron bearing feedstocks

Author: Bridgwater, A. V., Apr 1971

Supervisor: Jeffreys, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Energy production from biomass and waste derived intermediate pyrolysis oils

Author: Yang, Y., 12 Mar 2015

Supervisor: Brammer, J. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Prizes

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad

Yang Yang (Recipient), 2014

Prize: National/international honour

John A Brodie Medal

Amirpiran Amiri (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Student Paper Prize

Amirpiran Amiri (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2001 2019

Slow pyrolysis kinetic study for the production of char

Jorge López Ordovás (Speaker)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

3rd OpenLab session - GreenCarbon project

Jorge López Ordovás (Participant), Katie Chong (Invited speaker), Filipe Rego (Organiser), Sabina Alexandra Nicolae (Invited speaker), Pierpaolo Modugno (Invited speaker)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, seminar or course

Slow pyrolysis kinetic study for the production of char

Jorge López Ordovás (Speaker)
10 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation