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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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

    20062020

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    2020

    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.

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    2019

    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.

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    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.

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    2018
    2017

    Clearing up confusion

    Thornley, P., 1 Apr 2017, H and V News, 2017-April, April, p. 30-31 2 p.

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    Generating low-carbon heat from biomass: Life cycle assessment of bioenergy scenarios

    Welfle, A., Gilbert, P., Thornley, P. & Stephenson, A., 15 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 149, p. 448-460 13 p.

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    2016
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    Generating a positive energy balance from using rice straw for anaerobic digestion

    Nguyen, V. H., Topno, S., Balingbing, C., Nguyen, V. C. N., Röder, M., Quilty, J., Jamieson, C., Thornley, P. & Gummert, M., 1 Nov 2016, In : Energy Reports. 2, p. 117-122 6 p.

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    Reasonable potential for GHG savings by anaerobic biomethane in Germany and UK derived from economic and ecological analyses

    Horschig, T., Adams, P. W. R., Röder, M., Thornley, P. & Thrän, D., 15 Dec 2016, In : Applied Energy. 184, p. 840-852 13 p.

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    2015

    Handling uncertainty in bioenergy policy design - A case study analysis of UK and German bioelectricity policy instruments

    Purkus, A., Röder, M., Gawel, E., Thrän, D. & Thornley, P., 1 Aug 2015, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 79, p. 64-79 16 p.

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    Maximizing the greenhouse gas reductions from biomass: The role of life cycle assessment

    Thornley, P., Gilbert, P., Shackley, S. & Hammond, J., 1 Oct 2015, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 81, p. 35-43

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    2014

    Assessing economically viable carbon reductions for the production of ammonia from biomass gasification

    Gilbert, P., Alexander, S., Thornley, P. & Brammer, J., 1 Feb 2014, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 64, p. 581–589 9 p.

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    Emissions associated with meeting the future global wheat demand: A case study of UK production under climate change constraints

    Röder, M., Thornley, P., Campbell, G. & Bows-Larkin, A., 1 May 2014, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 39, p. 13-24 12 p.

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    European biorefineries: implications for land, trade and employment

    Thornley, P., Chong, K. & Bridgwater, T., 1 Mar 2014, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 37, p. 255–265 11 p.

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    Importance of non-CO2 emissions in carbon management

    Bows-Larkin, A., McLachlan, C., Mander, S., Wood, R., Röder, M., Thornley, P., Dawkins, E., Gough, C., O'Keefe, L. & Sharmina, M., 12 Aug 2014, In : Carbon Management. 5, 2, p. 193-210 18 p.

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    Increasing biomass resource availability through supply chain analysis

    Welfle, A., Gilbert, P. & Thornley, P., 1 Nov 2014, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 70, p. 249-266

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    Securing a bioenergy future without imports

    Welfle, A., Gilbert, P. & Thornley, P., 1 May 2014, In : Energy Policy. 68, p. 1-14

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    2013

    A comparison of two low grade heat recovery options

    Walsh, C. & Thornley, P., 2 May 2013, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 53, 2, p. 210-216

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    Biofuels: Balancing risks and rewards

    Thornley, P. & Gilbert, P., 6 Feb 2013, In : Interface Focus. 3, 1

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    Reprint of "desalination using low grade heat in the process industry: Challenges and perspectives"

    Ammar, Y., Walsh, C., Thornley, P., Sharifi, V., Roskilly, A. P. & Li, H., 2 May 2013, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 53, 2, p. 234-245

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    2012

    Desalination using low grade heat in the process industry: Challenges and perspectives

    Ammar, Y., Li, H., Walsh, C., Thornley, P., Sharifi, V. & Roskilly, A. P., 15 Dec 2012, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 48, p. 446-457

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    2011

    The influence of organic and inorganic fertiliser application rates on UK biomass crop sustainability

    Gilbert, P., Thornley, P. & Riche, A. B., Mar 2011, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 35, 3, p. 1170-1181

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    The sustainability of forestry biomass supply for EU bioenergy: A post-normal approach to environmental risk and uncertainty

    Upham, P., Riesch, H., Tomei, J. & Thornley, P., 1 Aug 2011, In : Environmental Science and Policy. 14, 5, p. 510-518

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    2009

    Integrated assessment of bioelectricity technology options

    Thornley, P., Upham, P., Huang, Y., Rezvani, S., Brammer, J. & Rogers, J., 1 Mar 2009, In : Energy Policy. 37, 3, p. 890-903 14 p.

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    Substitutable biodiesel feedstocks for the UK: a review of sustainability issues with reference to the UK RTFO

    Upham, P., Thornley, P., Tomei, J. & Boucher, P., Nov 2009, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 17, Suppl 1, p. S37-S45

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    Sustainability constraints on UK bioenergy development

    Thornley, P., Upham, P. & Tomei, J., Dec 2009, In : Energy Policy. 37, 12, p. 5623-5635

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    2008

    Airborne emissions from biomass based power generation systems

    Thornley, P., 13 Mar 2008, In : Environmental Research Letters. 3, 014004.

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    Quantification of employment from biomass power plants

    Thornley, P., Rogers, J. & Huang, Y., Aug 2008, In : Renewable energy. 33, 8, p. 1922-1927 6 p.

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    The effectiveness of policy instruments in promoting bioenergy

    Thornley, P. & Cooper, D., Oct 2008, In : Biomass and Bioenergy. 32, 10, p. 903-913

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    2006

    Increasing biomass based power generation in the UK

    Thornley, P., Oct 2006, In : Energy Policy. 34, 15, p. 2087-2099

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