Lois Pennington

PhD Researcher

Lois is a PhD researcher based at the University of Manchester in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, working in collaboration with Manchester Airport. Her research explores the potential application of bioenergy technologies to airport waste, in order to reduce the airport’s carbon footprint and achieve Greater Manchester’s goals of being carbon neutral by 2038. Her work uses both Life Cycle Assessment methodologies alongside Techno-Economic Assessments. She aims to create an integrated methodology to evaluate the use of waste as a feedstock for bioenergy generation from all aspects of sustainability.

Prior to starting her PhD, Lois spent three years in industry as a liquids processing engineer, most recently focusing on the construction of a new production site & bringing production systems to industry 4.0 standard. She holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.