Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Jiacheng Sun

Research interests:

Exploring the promising opportunities for integration of co-production of algal biochar and bioenergy into algal biorefinery using pyrolysis, making it possible to achieve a net-zero carbon balance or even become carbon negative.

Such an algal biochar-bioenergy system offers solutions to address the climate crisis, such as atmospheric carbon capture and storage, products for sustainable agriculture and environmental management, offering a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution aligned with net-zero and circular economy concepts.

Career history:

Now, PhD in Geology and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
2019, MSc in Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Active research projects:

‘A study of algae-derived biochar and bioenergy using pyrolysis’

Recent publications:

‘A state-of-the-art review on algae pyrolysis for bioenergy and biochar production’

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