Birmingham City University

Professor Lynsey Melville

Professor Lynsey Melville is leading the Scenario Planning Tools Work Package in the ALG-AD project.

Lynsey's work on ALG-AD will capture, collate and integrate data, knowledge and information from across the project into a range of online tools. These tools will enable stakeholders and investors to explore the opportunities and challenges of Algal technologies for AD from a technical, economic and process integration perspective.

The outcome of this work is the development of a number of innovative and adaptive decision support systems (from bioresource maps to economic tools and visualisations) which will enable stakeholders to identify optimal sites, partners and markets and develop project plans which are tailored to regional conditions. 

Lynsey is Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Computing Engineering and Built Environment. She leads the Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering research group whose focus is on accelerating the adoption of environmentally sustainable and commercially viable energy from biomass.

With expertise spanning various areas of environmental engineering (from water and wastewater treatment, organic waste management and bioenergy production) she has provided expert support to both industry and academia and her work has sought to bridge the gap between the two as a technology transfer consultant and as co-founder of a University spin-out company

Working closely with the knowledge-based engineering group and a broad range of stakeholders Lynsey has worked on a variety of bioenergy programmes. The aim of this work is to capture data and information from across the whole bioenergy delivery chain. These projects include EnAlgae, BioenNW

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Dr Khondokar Mizanur Rahman

Dr Khondokar Mizanur Rahman is working as a Research Fellow on the ALG-AD project.

He is focussed on the scenario planning tools WPT3 of ALG-AD led by work package leader Professor Lynsey Melville. His work mainly covers the determination of goal, scope and system boundary of the ALG-AD technology within the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

He has undertaken literature reviews and incorporated the information within the LCA. Dr Rahman is also conducting research and analysis as part of a data inventory for the LCA, along with GIS mapping and looking at NVZ for the best practice of decision support tools (DSTs). This work has been done in partnership with KIT-ITAS.

Dr Khondokar Rahman have been working as a Research Fellow for Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at BCU.

Dr Rahman worked in two European Union INTERREG IVB programmes, BioenNW and EnAlgae.

The area of his research includes: Sustainable Waste Management, Biomass and Bioenergy, Anaerobic Digestion, Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Plant, Humanitarian engineering, Household Energy Network and SDGs 7. 

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