Jerry D. Murphy
Jerry D. Murphy
Dr. Jerry D Murphy has a Masters Degree in Anaerobic Digestion (1991 - 1992) and a PhD in energy production from waste (1999 – 2003). He is the Lecturer in Transportation Engineering in University College Cork and Principal Investigator (PI) in Bioenergy and Biofuels in the Environmental Research Institute (ERI). He has supervised to completion 25 postgraduate students and has served as an external examiner to PhD and postgraduate candidates in Universities in Finland, the UK and Ireland.
Jerry served as the International Energy Agency (IEA) Country Representative for Ireland for Task 39 Liquid Biofuels (2007 - 2009) and IEA Task 37 Energy from Biogas (2010 - present). He is an editor of the IEA commissioned book: “The Biogas Handbook: Science, Production and Applications”. He is lead author on a recent IEA publication (Murphy JD, Braun R, Weiland P, Wellinger A (2011) “Biogas from crop digestion”.
Jerry has served as Chair of an International Energy Agency (IEA) Biofuels conference in Cork in September 2008, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conference on Grass Biomethane in UCC in April 2010 and an International Energy Agency (IEA) Biogas Conference in Cork in September 2011. He has delivered keynote/invited lectures at a number of conferences including: The European Grassland Federation Conference, Iceland (2013);The World Renewable Energy Conference, Denver (2012), the International Energy Farming Congress in Papenburg, Germany (2011), the European Grassland Federation Conference, Kiel (2010) and the German Bioenergy Association, Berlin (2009).
He has written 62 peer review journal papers (58 published, 4 in review) and 30 peer review conference papers; this work has been cited ca. 1620 times in peer review press (H Factor 23). Jerry serves as a referee on numerous peer review journals and is on the Editorial Board of Renewable Energy.
Since 2007 he has secured ca. €3 million funding to study: gaseous transport fuels; design of digesters for high solid content feed stocks; life cycle analyses of various biofuel systems.
SFI MaREI Marine Renewable Energy Ireland. Sept 2013 – Sept 2019. €1.2M
Marie Curie ITN ATBEST. Sept 2013 – Sept 2017. €240,000
Biogas from Grass: Teagasc Walsh Fellowship. July 2012 – June 2016. €80,000
Optimal production of Renewable Gas: Science Foundation Ireland. September 2011 – August 2015 €182,000
Biomethane Laboratory: Higher Education Authority/Bord Gais Networks/University College Cork. 2011 – 2013 €250,000
Biomethane from residues: IRCSET Enterprise Partnership with Bord Gais Eireann. July 2010 – June 2013, €72,000
GreenGrass: Developing grass for sustainable renewable energy and value added products: Dept of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (DAFF) Stimulus Fund: December 2007 – December 2012: UCC Funding: €278,301
An evaluation of optimal biodiesel in a Northern European Context: HEA PRTLI Cycle 4 ERI. October 2007 – October 2010, €144,044
Compressed biomethane generated from grass, Environmental Protection Agency, December 2007 – May 2010, Funding €296,110.
Utilisation of compressed natural gas and biomethane as a transport fuel in Ireland, Bord Gas Eirean (BGE). Nov 2007 – Sept 2010. €100,000: