Energy and Fuels

Research Group Summary

Biofuel research at University of Canterbury includes:
• Characterising liquid biofuel feedstock resources including woody biomass; biomass from agriculture sector; biosolid wastes; algae; purpose grown crops
• Development of biomass conversion technologies and feasibility studies; biomass gasification and liquid biofuel synthesis (Fischer-Tropsch); biomass pyrolysis/liquefaction and biooil upgrading; fermentation of cellulose for bioethanol; biorefinery; catalysis technologies for biofuel synthesis and purification
• Biofuel analysis
• Sustainability analysis of the biofuel processing chain
• Strategic analysis of complex energy and environmental systems

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Associated Projects

Subject Area: Disciplines