• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Bioenergy, Advanced thermal conversion, Product utilisation, Greenhouse gas reduction

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    Teaching Activity

    MSc Sustainable Engineering

    • SE4LCA - Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment
    • SE4REN - Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technologies

    Research Interests

    Scott joined EBRI as a doctoral student in 2009. His research project was about Ash control methods to limit biomass inorganic content and its effect on fast pyrolysis bio-oil stability. He completed his PhD in 2014. Since 2014 he has been a research fellow focussing on catalytic fast pyrolysis, ash control, bio-oil characterisation and bio-oil stability. 

    Research interests lie in the following areas:

    • Catalytic pyrolysis of biomass
    • Fast pyrolysis bio-oil stability
    • Ash control methods to limit biomass inorganic content

    Scott is now a lecturer on the MSc Sustainable Engineering programme, with continued research interests as above but also in Advanced thermal conversion and the utilisation of the products to develop a circular economy.

    Contact Details

    Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3419
    Email: s.banks@aston.ac.uk
    Room Number: MB114

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)

    Award Date: 25 Jun 2014

    Nov 2020Apr 2021

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