Lois Pennington

Lois Pennington


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Lois is a PhD researcher based at the Manchester Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. Her research explores the potential application of bioenergy technologies to airport waste, starting with a case study of Manchester Airport, in order to reduce the airport’s carbon footprint and achieve Greater Manchester’s goals of being carbon neutral by 2038. Her work uses both Life Cycle Assessment methodologies alongside Techno-Economic Assessments. She aims to create an integrated methodology to evaluate the use of waste as a feedstock for bioenergy generation from all aspects of sustainability.

She is also interested in the management of Category 1 International Catering Waste, including alternative handling methods and the impact Brexit has had on the volume of waste generated in the UK and beyond.

Prior to starting her PhD, Lois spent three years in industry as a liquids processing engineer, most recently focusing on the construction of a new production site & bringing production systems to industry 4.0 standard. She holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Edinburgh

1 Sep 201230 Jun 2018

Award Date: 1 Jul 2018


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