- Bioenergy centre helps develop sustainable bioenergy systems
- Explores use of renewable energy created from nature
- Supports the UK’s transition to a low-carbon energy future.
1 December 2022 | Birmingham, UK
A Midlands bioenergy centre which helps develop sustainable bioenergy systems has received funding to continue its work.
Aston University-based Supergen Bioenergy Hub explores the use of renewable energy created from nature such as grasses and trees.
The hub works with academia, industry, government and other groups to develop sustainable bioenergy systems that support the UK’s transition to an affordable, resilient, low-carbon energy future.
The latest four-year programme of funding ended this autumn but the hub’s funders have just announced they will support its work for at least another 12 months.
Supergen Bioenergy Hub is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
The head of Aston University’s Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) Professor Patricia Thornley is the director of the hub. She said:
“I’m very pleased to receive news of the one-year extension.
“The Hub’s work is highly valuable because of its wide social, economic and environmental benefits.
“Our research encompasses all aspects of bioenergy expertise to develop ways of delivering bioenergy.
“Our academics support policy and industry by identifying and characterising sustainable bioenergy systems that can be prioritised to provide power, heat, liquid and gaseous fuels, and value-added chemicals.”
The Hub will work with stakeholders to help shape its proposed programme for the future.