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News Archive

Aston University Professor, Tony Bridgwater, wins Clean Energy Award - May 2012

Tony Bridgwater, Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded the UK Environmental Capital Peterborough Clean Energy Award. Presented to Professor Bridgwater on 28th May 2012 at Peterborough Town Hall, this award recognises outstanding contributions to the development, implementation and promotion of clean energy technologies.

Aston University Bioenergy Research Group (BERG) is involved in a €10.84m project to develop a European wide research infrastructure for producing biofuels - March 2012

The main activity of this initiative is to fund researchers from any European country to carry out research at any of the 26 project partners located outside of their home country to utilise the thermochemical biomass conversion installations.

Bioten Conference Proceedings now available - October 2011

This event was organised by Aston University Bioenergy Research Group. The proceedings contain 80 peer reviewed papers on biomass, bioenergy and biofuels and represents research being undertaken in the UK, with some highlights from overseas.

Aston's Bioenergy Research Group developing new bio-oil technology in £1.4m project - August 2010

BERG is involved in a project aimed at developing new technologies to transform bio-oil into a more efficient source of renewable energy, potentially capable of replacing fuels such as diesel. 

Bioenergy Research Group awarded €736,000 research project - October 2009

The Bioenergy Research Group (BERG) has secured €736,000 (£670,000) towards its role in DIBANET (Development of Integrated Biomass Approaches Network), which aims to produce a sustainable diesel miscible biofuel (DMB) for use in Europe and Latin America. 

BERG founder wins prestigious award - September 2009

Tony Bridgwater, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Aston University in Birmingham, UK has been awarded the Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science.

BERG Seminar - January 2008

BERG members attended a seminar at which Prof. Bridgwater gave an overview of BERG activities and researchers presented to the group about their work.

Wolfson funding drives forward a new era of Bioenergy Research at Aston University
Aston University has recently been awarded a £400,000 grant for the renovation and modernisation of a research laboratory for the reduction of carbon emissions.

New Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry Appointed at Aston University
Leading Bioenergy expert Andreas Hornung, has been appointed as a new professor in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC).

Biorefinery Building Blocks
Aston University is contributing to optimising the use of biomass as a partner in a new €13 million European biorefinery project.

Aston University Professor Awarded Europe's Top Bioenergy Prize
Professor Tony Bridgwater of Aston University received the Johannes Linneborn Prize for his outstanding contribution to developing energy from biomass at the world's largest bioenergy conference today in Berlin.

Research Group at Aston's BERG Secures £6.4 Million Continuation
SUPERGEN Bioenergy, of which Aston University is one of the partners, has secured £6.4 funding for the continuation of the consortium and its activities.

BERG Joins Dutch Lignocellulose Biorefinery Project
Aston University's Bioenergy Research Group is the only UK partner in a Dutch project to develop technology for a lignocellulose biorefinery.

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