Current Bioenergy Research

Current research:

CREDIT has been a partner in both the INTERREG IVA ‘BioMara’ project and the FP7 funded Marie Curie IAPP ‘Mabfuel’ project, of which more information is on our past research page. We have also had numerous Enterprise Ireland research vouchers and contract research projects over the years.

Marine Bioenergy:

The research currently of interest at CREDIT follows the marine biomass theme but has expanded to include terrestrial biomass, in response to industry demands.  The purchase of an Armfield W8 trial anaerobic digester suitable specifically for liquid or low solids samples lends itself to a number of industrial waste streams in the region.

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Recent publications on the BioMara work can be found at:

Comparing the anaerobic digestion of Ascophyllum nodosum, the organic fraction of municipal solid waste and white rice in batch digesters, MacArtain, P., McKennedy, J., Zaffaroni, L., Jordan, S.N., International Journal of Ambient Energy, 2013, DOI: 10.1080/01430750.2013.864583

CREDIT also operates a supercritical Carbon dioxide extraction rig which is a high temperature and pressure rig to process various types of biomass for research and processing purposes.  ken doyle wedding photographer monaghan ireland

Further equipment available for bioenergy research in collaboration with the School of Health and Science includes:

Sartorius Biostat trial fermenter

Varian GCMS with Headspace

Flue gas analyser

GasData LMSXi Landfill gas/anaerobic digestion gas analyser

IKA C200 bomb calorimeter

Elementar C,H,N,S analyser

Kjeldahl analyser

Varian AA spectrometer

Kinetmatica blade mill