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Poster Prize at 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation

CDT student Kiran Parmar won a poster prize at the 1st International Symposium on Hydrothermal Carbonisation - Possibilities and Limits for Feedstocks, Processes and Applications at Queen Mary University of London on 3-4th April 2017. The Symposium discussed the latest advances in hydrothermal carbon and its application ranging from bioenergy to agriculture and advanced materials for energy applications and catalysis.

Kiran’s poster (featured below) focuses on the latest results from his PhD project entitled 'Integration of hydrothermal carbonisation and anaerobic digestion: opportunities for valorisation of digestate.' Results show potential to reduce costs and emissions by diverting digestate away from landfill, enhance biogas yields and produce a concentrated functionalised material. In the grand scheme of things this integration approach can help meet climate targets, aid the bio-economy and work towards a zero waste philosophy.

Kiran's poster