Leading Bioenergy expert Andreas Hornung, has been appointed as a
new professor in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (CEAC).
Formerly the head of pyrolysis and the gas treatment department at
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe Research Institute in Germany, Professor
Hornung will be driving forward new areas of research as well as
developing existing research focussing on biomass; a renewable and
sustainable energy source, with a long term vision to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions by 2010 - a target set out by the European Commission.
Professor Hornung has a mission to continue to develop CEAC as a
European leader in Bioenergy. He will be leading on the proposed
"EBRI" project (the European Bioenergy Research Institute) which will
consolidate and extend Aston's unique role in bioenergy research and
development in Europe.
Professor Hornung is excited to be joining the team at a time of
great expansion. He says "I am looking forward to leading the group and
encouraging a common unified approach to all Bioenergy Research-the
best exchange platform internally leads to the best success
"We are looking forward to enjoying and benefitting from Andrea's
enthusiasm and commitment to continuing the excellent reputation that
has been built up by the Bioenergy Research Group over the last 20
years" commented Prof. Tony Bridgwater.