18th 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 Science1.
Presented to Professor Bridgwater on September 16that the international tcbiomass 2009 conference in Chicago, USA, this award recognises his extensive contributions to the field of bioenergy, as well as his past efforts as organiser of World Biomass Conferences.
Globally recognised as a leading bioenergy researcher, Tony has worked at Aston University for most of his professional career. His major research interests over the last 20 years have been in thermochemical processing of biomass and other solid fuels including waste and refuse to produce valuable fuels and chemicals. These products include conventional and unconventional gaseous and liquid fuels; oxygenates as fuel additives and chemical intermediates; and commodity chemicals such as methanol, and ammonia for fertilizer production.
Key achievements include:
For further media information and/or to arrange an interview, contact Aston University Press Officer, Alex Earnshaw, on 0121 204 4549.
For further information about Professor Bridgwater and his internationally renowned research group, the Aston University Bioenergy Reseach Group, visit www.aston-berg.co.uk
1 The Don Klass Award is a tribute to the late Dr Donald Klass, who was President of the Bioenergy Research Association (BERA), and organised many well known and respected conferences around the world, including “Bioenergy from Biomass”, which ran for 20 years from 1976 onwards.