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Tony Bridgwater is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Aston University in Birmingham, specialising in thermal conversion of biomass for production of fuels and chemicals. He obtained his first degree in Chemical Engineering from UMIST followed by several years working for BP in Sunbury.  He then moved to Aston as a research fellow where he gained his PhD and after promotion to a Reader, his DSc.

Most of his professional career has been spent at Aston University where he leads the Bioenergy Research Group

His current interests are focused on the development of fast pyrolysis of biomass and the fuel and chemical products that can be derived from the liquids.  He plays a key role in several major EC funded projects focusing on bioenergy, biofuels and biorefineries.  He has been actively involved in bioenergy for over 20 years and has published extensively.


Professor Bridgwater was Technical Director of the UK Flagship SUPERGEN Bioenergy programmes for over eight years. He has been involved in winning over £25 million in research grants, which established the foundation for the European Bioenergy Research Institute(EBRI) at Aston University.


BSc(Hons), PhD, DSc, CEng, F.I.ChemE., F.I.E.


Contact Details

Phone number: +44 (0)121 204 3381
Email:  a.v.bridgwater@aston.ac.uk 


  • TP Chemical technology
  • Bioenergy

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Research Output

Coal and biomass co-pyrolysis in a fluidized-bed reactor: Numerical assessment of fuel type and blending conditions

Ismail, T. M., Banks, S. W., Yang, Y., Yang, H., Chen, Y., Bridgwater, A. V., Ramzy, K. & Abd El-salam, M., 8 May 2020, In : Fuel. 275, 118004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

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  • Thesis

    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


    An experimental feasibility study on fast pyrolysis of MSW-derived trommel fines for energy recovery and waste management

    Author: Eke, J., 25 Jul 2018

    Supervisor: Onwudili, J. (Supervisor) & Bridgwater, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Ash control methods to limit biomass inorganic content and its effect on fast pyrolysis bio-oil stability

    Author: Banks, S., 25 Jun 2014

    Supervisor: Bridgwater, A. V. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Bioenergy modelling for Southern Africa - benchmarking Namibia and South Africa

    Author: Honsbein, D., 24 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Bridgwater, A. V. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy



    Donald Klass Prize for contributions to bioenergy

    Tony Bridgwater (Recipient), 6 Sep 2010

    Prize: National/international honour

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