NUI Galway launches new waste-based biofuels research lab

April 17, 2019 |

In Ireland, NUI Galway has officially launched a new research laboratory, featuring the latest analytical equipment to characterize biofuels produced from organic waste as well as the microbial communities which produce these fuels.

Professor Piet Lens will lead a team of 25 PhD and post-doctoral researchers in the Department of Microbiology at NUI Galway, which includes almost EUR1 million of advanced analytical equipment, funded through an investment under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Professorship Program, ‘Innovative Energy Technologies for Bioenergy, Biofuels and a Sustainable Irish Bioeconomy’.

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