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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Policy impacts of bioenergy systems Life cycle assessment of waste recycling/recovery to inform circular economy strategy


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    Personal profile

    PhD Supervision

    I am keen to hear from potential research studnets interested in process modelling, life cycle assessment, techno-economic analysis, greenhouse gas balances, resource assessment, integrated assessment and policy issues related to biomass and low carbon energy.

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Ulster

    1 Aug 19931 Jul 1996

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

    BSc, University of Durham

    1 Oct 19901 Jul 1993

    Award Date: 1 Jul 1993

    External positions

    Editor in chief, Biomass and Bioenergy

    1 Dec 2018 → …


    • GE Environmental Sciences
    • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    • QD Chemistry
    • SD Forestry

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    Research Output

  • A review of the role of bioenergy modelling in renewable energy research & policy development

    Welfle, A., Thornley, P. & Röder, M., 1 May 2020, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 136, 105542.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The potential of coffee stems  gasification to provide bioenergy for coffee farms: a case study in the Colombian coffee sector

    Garcia-freites, S., Welfle, A., Lea-langton, A., Gilbert, P. & Thornley, P., 3 Aug 2019, In : Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Understanding the timing and variation of greenhouse gas emissions of forest bioenergy systems

    Roeder, M., Thiffault, E., Martínez-Alons, C., Senez-Gagnon, F., Paradis, L. & Thornley, P., 1 Feb 2019, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 121, p. 99-114 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Consensus, uncertainties and challenges for perennial bioenergy crops and land use

    Whitaker, J., Field, J. L., Bernacchi, C. J., Cerri, C. E. P., Ceulemans, R., Davies, C. A., DeLucia, E. H., Donnison, I. S., McCalmont, J. P., Paustian, K., Rowe, R. L., Smith, P., Thornley, P. & McNamara, N. P., 5 Feb 2018, In : GCB Bioenergy. 10, 3, p. 150-164 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access