Paul Gilbert

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ENERGY AND EMISSIONS
WATER AND LAND

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P.J.Gilbert@manchester.ac.uk
Title
Dr
First Name
Paul
Surname
Gilbert
Institution
University of Manchester
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+44 (0)161 306 3845
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University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL United Kingdom

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Dr Paul Gilbert is a lecturer in climate change, sustainability and project management within the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester. He is a member of Tyndall Manchester within the international Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and contributes to undergraduate/postgraduate teaching under the Management of Projects expert group. Paul joined the University of Manchester in 2009 as a Research Associate on the EPSRC SuperGen Bioenergy Consortium. He completed his PhD on 'innovative biomass technologies' at the University of Sheffield - understanding the effects of tar reduction in biomass gasification. His research is part-funded through EPSRC Supergen Bioenergy Consortium within the ammonia work package. Here, he is assessing the technical, environmental and economical potential of producing ammonia using biomass gasification instead of natural gas steam reforming. The bio-derived ammonia could then be used for energy storage (hydrogen) or to produce N-fertiliser. His research is also part-funded by EPSRC High Seas project to assess national measures to decarbonise the shipping sector. The research directly involves industry stakeholders and policy makers. Through researching radical technological and operational step-change measures Paul is assessing the potential to rapidly decarbonise the shipping sector. This includes assessing novel methods of energy storage on board vessels. He has published diverse interdisciplinary research through peer-reviewed articles, policy reports, conference papers on renewable ammonia production, sustainable biomass cultivation, cost effective carbon reductions in the bioenergy sector, emissions accounting for UK shipping emissions, unilaterial shipping policy for GHG emissions, and gasification optimisation.

Role at Council
Theme Co-ordinator: Water and Land
Research Interests

Biomass and bioenergy International shipping Energy and transport Policy Emission and carbon accounting Carbon management Life cycle assessment

Other website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/P.J.Gilbert/

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