New Professor Appointed at BERG

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 externally".

"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.

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