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Access the Expert: Environmental challenges – rethinking low-carbon | Dr Beatrice Smyth | Thu 25 Apr

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's presents the next in the Access the Expert Series entitled ‘Environmental challenges – rethinking low-carbon bioenergy solutions’ by Dr Beatrice Smyth.

Dr Beatrice Smyth - Access the Expert
April 25, 2024
Queen's University Belfast
09:50 - 11:00

Does your business involve the food-energy-water nexus?

  • Would you like to hear about low-carbon bioenergy solutions that can complement existing agricultural practice?
  • Are you interested in using circular economy thinking to recycle nutrients and improve water quality?
  • Did you know that planting willow buffer strips along water courses on 5% of dairy land in N Ireland could provide enough bioenergy to meet 8% of the region’s heat demand?
  • How can the agricultural sector better manage slurries and digestates as part of a circular economy?

This seminar will provide an opportunity to hear from our experts at Queen’s University Belfast and discuss specific areas of interest for you and your company.

About our featured expert

My research is focused on environmental impacts and circular economy thinking, and specific areas of interest include energy and carbon life cycle analyses, optimisation of energy pathways, and resource quantification and mapping. Ongoing projects include research on anaerobic digestion; short rotation coppice willow for bioenergy, reducing agricultural run-off and improving water quality; sustainability indicators for food; hydrogen for heavy duty transport; microplastic pollution; and sustainable plastics. Prior to moving to Queen’s in 2013, I worked in both the public and private sectors, mainly in energy/carbon management and in geotechnical and environmental engineering. I enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams and am currently collaborating with several companies in the energy sector, including large energy users, producers and suppliers.

This event will took place on Thursday 25 April between 10am until 11am and included a Q&A session after the presentation.

Event Organiser Details
Name Portia Ellis-Woods