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Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


Fast-growing, easily utilised marine algae which fix carbon dioxide


Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Queens University Belfast

The QUESTOR Centre at Queens University Belfast overseas stakeholder engagement in Ireland and Northern Ireland and examines downstream processing requirements

Dr Elaine Groom

Elaine is an experienced project manager and scientist with 19 years experience of research delivery, development and management.  Following five years postdoctoral research at University of Birmingham, she joined the QUESTOR Centre in 1996 and is now General Manager.  She has broad experience of scientific delivery in academia and in collaboration with industry. Elaine's work encompasses the direction and delivery of European projects, industrial consultancy and technology transfer and the commercialisation of research
Specific role in BioMara: The development and delivery of stakeholder engagement in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Dr David Rooney

Dr David Rooney, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, contributes reaction and process engineering expertise to the project’s downstream processing requirements and engages with industrial stakeholders.
Specific role in BioMara: To undertake the examination of downstream processing requirements arising from the project.

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BioMara is supported by the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

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