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Stephen Dooley a Funded Investigator in MaREI and Associate Professor of Energy Sciences in Trinity College Dublin, will pioneer fundamental research in the field of clean energy technologies with his project Mod-L-T: Models for Lignocellulose Thermochemical Conversion.
To achieve this however, chemicals, fuels and energy derived from lignocellulose must compete in technical quality and price with fossil-derived products and there is a relative dearth of knowledge in this area at present.
“By making detailed links between the plant matter’s chemical structure and its chemical reactivity, we will be able to make much more efficient use of it. This will facilitate the transition to a circular economy and a reduced reliance on fossil sources for chemicals, fuels, and energy.”
Funded Investigator in MaREI and Associate Professor of Energy Sciences in Trinity College Dublin