Project DetailsLong-term decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmap development is important for many industrial sectors. A short-term solution is to displace fossil fuels through switching fossil fuels to low carbon sources of energy. Syngas production by gasification of lignocellulosic biomass is a significant biofuel method for the generation of heat and power.
This project aims to develop a novel heat production system which negates the need for expensive cleaning or upgrading of syngas prior to its combustion thereby creating a technically-feasible and cost-effective option for the use of syngas in small-medium scale operations. This research project requires both process modelling and experimental approaches to develop and characterize the performance of the biomass-based heat production system to energy process.
In addition to undertaking cutting edge research, students are also registered for the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Development (PGCert), which is a supplementary qualification that develops a student’s skills, networks and career prospects.
Funding DetailsThis PhD project is initially offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with their own funding, or those applying to funding sources. However, excellent candidates will be eligible to be considered for a University scholarship.
Primary supervisor - Dr Jun Li
Secondary supervisor - Dr Leo Lue
Ms Jacqueline Brown
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