EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy

Project description

With climate change presenting the greatest global challenge of our time, the search is on for alternatives to fossil fuels.

Bioenergy from wood, waste, agricultural residues and energy crops (including algae) is a major global renewable energy source. It can make a significant contribution to all three energy sectors: electricity, heat and transport, and can also contribute to social and economic development in developing countries, by providing access to modern energy services and creating job opportunities.

However, there are challenges concerning technical performance, cost effectiveness, ensuring that it is sustainably produced and that it does not adversely impact food security and biodiversity.

Our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy aims to address these challenges and deliver people equipped with the right tools and skills to make intelligent and informed, responsible choices.

For more information visit the Bioenergy website.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2:1), or higher, in engineering, environmental science, chemistry, physics, mathematics or environmental science. Applicants with a 2:2 first degree will not be considered, even if they also have a Master's level degree.

If English is not the applicant’s first language, they must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

How to apply

For details visit the Bioenergy website.


We welcome scholarship applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.

If you require any further information please contact the Graduate School Office
e: phd@engineering.leeds.ac.uk, t: +44 (0)113 343 8000.