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Second BIOGO leaflet

available as pdf download

First BIOGO leaflet

available as pdf download

BIOGO 6 month meeting

at Warwick University, July 8th to 9th

BIOGO launch press release

Read the press release referring to the Launch of the BIOGO Project.


Brunel University London

Brunel University in West London is a dynamic institution with over 15,000 students and nearly 900 academic staff with total staff numbers in excess of 2,400 operating in a vibrant culture of research excellence. With a turnover of more than £160 million, the University is a Higher Education and research establishment with considerable intellectual, financial and social resources. It plays a significant role in the higher education scene nationally and has numerous national and international links and partnerships with both academia and industry.

Brunel comprises of 8 academic Schools and 7 Specialist Research Institutes, conducting research ranging from social sciences and health and social care to mechanical and material engineering and information systems, computing and mathematics. Major research initiatives are coordinated through interdisciplinary Collaborative Research networks in the fields of Ageing, Complex Systems, Creative Industries, Innovative Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Sustainability.

According to the last Research Assessment Exercise, with 82% of Brunel research rated as of international standing. These achievements were rewarded financially by the ninth largest increase in Government QR funding across the sector.


Contribution to BIOGO

Brunel are the work package leader in WP5 (Direct upgrading of bio oil into higher alcohols). The role of Brunel is to carry out process development of bio oils reforming utilising new nanocrystalline catalysts allied with integrated plate reactor systems. Brunel will also carry out catalyst development for coupled reforming to synthesis gas (heat exchanger reactor) and methanol synthesis, and process modeling. Brunel is also responsible for in-situ catalyst characterisation in WP5.


Main contact

Professor Ashok K Bhattacharya
Tel: +44 1895 273627
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