Compressed Biomethane Generated from Grass, Utilised as a Transport Biofuel

Compressed Biomethane Generated from Grass, Utilised as a Transport Biofuel

Funding Body (EPA, FP7, etc): EPA

Project type (PhD, post-doc, etc): Post-doctorate

Period (start to end): 10/1/2008-30/2/2010

Researcher: Nicholas Korres

Project Description

The aim of this project is:

·        To conduct a full carbon and nitrogen LCA of silage for biomethane production systems,

·        To optimise this production management systems for economic and GHG mitigation Irish targets

·        To evaluate the carbon-nitrogen efficiencies of current livestock management systems

·        To produce an accessible, user friendly guide/report for the farmer & developer outlining the grass to biomethane system.

Publications

Nicholas E. Korres, Catherine O’Brien, Beatrice Smyth, Abdul-Sattar Nizami, Thanasit Thamisirioj, Rogier Schulte & Jerry D. Murphy. (2009). A preliminary analysis of energy balance and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of biomethane production as a transport fuel from grass/silage. A case study for Ireland. Proceedings of the SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting. 31May-4 June 2009, Goteborg, Sweden (in press).

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork

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