CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, UNITED KINGDOM
HIGH EFFICIENCY ENERGY FROM WASTE SOLUTIONS
Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, automotive, defence and security, energy, health, environment, management and manufacturing sectors, we have changed the way society thinks works and learns. Cranfield is a postgraduate-only, research-intensive institution. Our work is largely with a significant focus on industry relevant challenges with a significant number of our projects being funded by industry.
Our energy and environment research has resulted in a number of very high profile projects where we have undertaken extensive work into high efficiency energy from waste solutions, using either thermal technologies or bio-chemical processes.
Cranfield conducts research into waste arisings from all sources as well as the operability of separation, sorting and processing technologies. Cranfield University also has a state of the art analytical laboratory and pilot hall testing to enable in-depth analysis of waste materials and their performance in energy recovery processes, such as gasification, pyrolysis, combustion and anaerobic digestion. Current and recent research includes:
• Understanding the available waste streams in the UK;
• Assessing the composition and variation;
• Determination of energy potential;
• Compositional analysis of extracted landfill samples;
• Residual biogas potential of waste materials extracted from landfills.