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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

    20062019
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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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Coffee
    Gasification
    Farms
    Ashes
    Gas producers

    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
    File
    bioenergy
    greenhouse gas emissions
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    greenhouse gas
    2018
    bioenergy
    climate change
    energy
    landfill
    resin
    2017

    Clearing up confusion

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

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    bioenergy
    Life cycle
    Biomass
    life cycle
    Agricultural wastes
    Open Access
    File
    Sugars
    Energy security
    Farms
    Sustainable development
    Electricity
    2016

    Bioenergy as climate change mitigation option within a 2 °C target—uncertainties and temporal challenges of bioenergy systems

    Röder, M. & Thornley, P., 1 Mar 2016, In : Energy, Sustainability and Society. 6, 1, 6.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    bioenergy
    Climate change
    climate change
    Greenhouse gases
    greenhouse gas

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Anaerobic digestion
    Straw
    Energy balance
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Greenhouse gases
    savings
    Gas emissions
    Economics
    greenhouse gas
    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Bioelectric phenomena
    bioenergy
    uncertainty
    case studies
    Costs
    Open Access
    File
    uncertainty analysis
    electricity supply
    life cycle assessment
    Uncertainty analysis
    bioenergy

    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    life cycle assessment
    greenhouse gases
    Greenhouse gases
    Life cycle
    Biomass
    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Gasification
    Ammonia
    Biomass
    ammonia
    Greenhouse gases

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    climate change
    wheat
    food
    demand
    producer

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    straw
    power plant
    biomass power
    economic impact
    land use

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    carbon
    climate
    food security
    mitigation
    energy

    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    bioenergy
    resource availability
    supply chain
    Supply chains
    Biomass

    Securing a bioenergy future without imports

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    bioenergy
    import
    Biomass
    biomass
    resource
    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Waste heat utilization
    Boilers
    Rankine cycle
    Electricity
    Greenhouse gases

    Biofuels: Balancing risks and rewards

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Biofuels
    Reward
    Biodiesel
    Certification
    Greenhouse gases

    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Desalination
    Industry
    Pumps
    Hot Temperature
    Water
    2012
    energy efficiency
    Energy efficiency
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    industry

    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Desalination
    Industry
    Pumps
    Hot Temperature
    Water
    Metallurgical coke
    Rankine cycle
    environmental economics
    Environmental impact
    electricity
    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    energy crop
    energy crops
    organic fertilizers
    Fertilizers
    fertilizer application

    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    bioenergy
    environmental risk
    forestry
    EU
    sustainability
    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Bioelectric phenomena
    bioenergy
    environmental economics
    Greenhouse gases
    greenhouse gas

    Low-carbon energy solutions for an ecological island in China

    Roddy, D. J., Yu, Y., Dufton, D. J. & Thornley, P., 1 May 2009, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Energy. 162, 2, p. 85-95

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Renewable energy resources
    Solar wind
    Carbon
    Anaerobic digestion
    Forestry

    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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Biodiesel
    Feedstocks
    Sustainable development
    sustainability
    Carbon

    Sustainability constraints on UK bioenergy development

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    bioenergy
    Sustainable development
    sustainability
    Greenhouse gases
    Feedstocks
    2008

    Airborne emissions from biomass based power generation systems

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    power generation
    biomass
    bioenergy
    biomass power
    pollution

    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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Power plants
    Biomass
    Electricity
    Economics
    Feedstocks

    The effectiveness of policy instruments in promoting bioenergy

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    bioenergy
    Energy policy
    energy policy
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    2006

    Increasing biomass based power generation in the UK

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    power generation
    Power generation
    Biomass
    biomass
    social impact