Shane McDonagh
Post Doctoral Researcher
UCC Energy Transition Advanced Fuels in the Circular Economy

Shane’s research focuses on Power-to-Gas (P2G) and its role in a sustainable energy future including its applications to carbon capture, biogas upgrading, electricity market interactions, and the technology’s cost. 


Shane is currently:

  • Developing a model to calculate the levelised cost of energy from P2G systems.
  • Optimising economic interactions with the electricity market.       
  • Calculating the carbon intensity of the produced gas.
  • Investigating niche applications of P2G.

Shane has a B.Eng Mechanical and a M.Eng Energy Systems both from NUI, Galway. His interest in engineering, environmentalism, and energy policy led him to pursue a PhD in the Biofuel and Bioenergy Research group at UCC. He is involved in many outreach programs and is interested in pursuing projects outside of his PhD alongside his academics.