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Closing the loop on the energy-food-materials nexus

The ERI is delighted to welcome Dr David Wall (UCC School of Engineering and Architecture, ERI & the SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and the Marine) as one of our newest Academics.

Dr David Wall was appointed Lecturer in Transportation in the UCC Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering in 2021, and is a PI in the Circular Economy and Environmental Systems Research Group in the SFI-funded MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Dr Wall’s research focuses on closing the loop on the energy-food-materials nexus and exploring the relationships between food production, biomaterials, and energy. Dr Wall co-represents Ireland at the International Energy Agency Bioenergy: Task 37 Biogas and has three ongoing research projects: EPA funded NEWTRIENTS project, SEAI RD&D funded project Developing Economic solutions for on-farm Anaerobic Digestion technologies under Irish conditions (EcoAD) and the SFI Zero Emissions Challenge funded project ElectroFuels in A Circular Economy (EFACE).

Research interests and interest in collaboration:

  • Renewable gas technologies (biomethane)
  • Circular economy approaches to valorisation of waste streams
  • Cascading bioenergy systems for enhanced sustainability
  • Electrofuels from non-biological origin (hydrogen)
  • Decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors such as transport and agriculture

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