Completed Projects

PhytoADv:Microbial Enhancement of Phyto Active Compounds in Digestate
The project is led by Professor Richard Dinsdale with Dr Jeroen Niuewland and Dr Iain Michie. The project is a short 6 month proof of concept project funded by the BBSRC NIBB on Anaerobic Digestion.

Hydrogen Energy Storage System – Key Technologies and Its Application in Renewable Energy Resource Integration
The University of South Wales is working collaboratively with SGRI Europe GmbH, the European subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China’s (SGCC) Smart Grid Research Institute (SGRI).

Island Hydrogen
Jon Maddy is leading the project for The University of South Wales and will evaluate the performance and operating characteristics of the refuelling stations and use our own ITM Power electrolyser fed refuelling stations for the generation of refuelling strategies to optimise the efficiency of operation.

Objective 1 funded – Examining the technical, social and economic implications of moving to a hydrogen economy in Wales

Biological Generation of Hydrogen from Renewable Resources Using Fermentation
EPSRC SUPERGEN UK – Sustainable Hydrogen Energy Consortium:

EPSRC-SUPERGEN – To produce a strategic, stepwise development in the area of biological fuel cells

Integration of Hydrogen Generation with Embedded Renewable Energy Systems This study aims to analyse and model how the use of hydrogen generation by means of the electrolysis of water can increase the penetration of renewable embedded energy generation into the system.

Renewable Hydrogen Demonstration Centre A project part-funded by European Regional Development Funds through Objective 1 to set up a Centre for the demonstration of renewable hydrogen production and use.

Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion The Centre is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Welsh Government (WG) and the University of South Wales.

SUPERPHA – Systems and Product Engineering Research for Polyhydroalkanoates (PHA) SERC is running a significant project on research for Polyhydroalkanoates (PHA). This project brings together a range of industrial partners across the waste management, process engineering, manufacturing and retail sectors. The project is funded through ERDF and Welsh Government support (Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) Programme). Industrial partners contribute and fund the delivery of the project.

Hydrogen Energy Farm
EU Interreg III funded – Wales & Ireland rural hydrogen energy project (WIRHEP)

EPSRC Industrial CASE – Improving Digestibility of Sewage Sludge
Studentship award with Thames Water. Improving Digestibility of Sewage Sludge

Waste Treatment Technology Network WTTN
EU KEFTTN “Waste Treatment Technology Network”

To analyse the potential bioenergy in the UK, its contribution and environmental objectives and identify bottlenecks

Marie Curie Research Fellowships
Optimisation of Biological Processes for Sustainable Hydrogen Production and Environmental Protection

EPSRC CASE – Monitoring of Pollutants
In Terrestrial and Aquatic Matrices by Hyphenated Chromatography and Spectroscopy

Biomass Activity Monitor
To determine the aerobic bacterial activity in various media including soils and sludges

Anaerobic Digestion of Biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste
WAG/RCT Funded

Production of hydrogen from sludge
FP6 STREP -REduction, MOdification and VALorisation of Sludge, ‘REMOVALS’

EPSRC Industrial CASE – Hydrogen production from Sewage
Hydrogen production from Sewage Biosolids by fermentation

Biohydrogen from Wheatfeed
Sustainable H2 Production from Wheat Starch Based Co-products. Pilot Scale. Part funded by Carbon Trust