Associate Professor Dr Bing Xu attended the annual RSB meeting in Berlin. The RSB has members from a worldwide movement of businesses, NGOs, academics, government and UN organizations that all have the same goal of supporting and driving best practice for sustainable biomaterial production. It is a collaboration of more than 60 diverse organizations that […]
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Heriot-watt university hosted the first EPSRC Multi-disciplinary workshop on low carbon fuels. EPSRC launched a series of low carbon fuel workshops as a basis to bring together projects under the low carbon fuel call in an effort to establish a platform for future collaboration and consolidated advancement in the field. The key overarching priority for […]
An IPCC special report is now available (here) which reports on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.
Social and economic co-investigator Dr Bing Xu presented a recent paper which aims to assess the performance of different alternative jet fuel pathways using a unique decision making method. Abstract: We design a multi-criteria decision-making analysis (MCDA)-based framework to assess competing alternative jet fuels (AJFs). Our analysis is based on a wide range of criteria […]
Our low carbon jet fuel research programme at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University has the potential to provide a carbon sink for the aviation industry, capturing CO2 to produce a fuel with potential negative emissions. One of the key objectives of our activities in this area is to perform […]
Lifecycle Assessment specialist Dr Ben Kolosz recently presented a paper at the inernational Environmental modelling and software conference in Fort Collins, CO which aims to assess the performance of alternative jet fuels using a unique probabilistic data fusion approach. Dr Ben Kolosz: “This paper represents the second output of a close collaboration between the sustainability […]
The low carbon jet fuel team recently visited the Oxford (University) teams’ Inorganic chemistry laboratory to see the progress of their jet fuel production using our unique Fischer-Tropsch approach.
Dr Ben Kolosz recently attended the international conference on renewable energy. He delivered the designs for a new type of performance management framework for gasification using a unique fuzzy logic approach. Abstract: A novel sustainability performance index has been developed for assessing biomass waste performance during gasification of syngas for jet fuel production. Catalytic gasification […]
RCCS has recently become an official member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. RSB supports the development of collaborations and informs a wide range of stakeholders (businesses, researchers, policy makers and investors) of its innovative research capability. The RSB is supporting the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. It features a collaboration of more than 60 […]