Edward is a Consultant at the NNFCC working on a number of
public and private sector projects in the fields of biomass and bioenergy. He
has authored more than ten peer-reviewed journal articles and consultancy
reports in collaboration with several academic and industrial partners in the
UK and abroad.
Edward joined us in 2018 after working in academia where his
research focussed on biomass-for-heat conversion technologies and the effects
of emissions on air quality and climate change. He has a background in
engineering and holds two masters degrees and a PhD in Low Carbon Technologies.
Edward has a keen interest in all areas of the bioeconomy having worked on a
diverse range of projects, from the farming of seaweeds for biofuels and
bioproducts, to the health implications of burning biomass in African
cookstoves. Edward is also an advocate for sustainability and
environmental conservation, having organised a number of tree planting and
wildflower sowing events with volunteer organisations.
Evidence Gathering for Off-Gas Grid Bioenergy Heating Options
Edward was a key contributor to this project for the
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He reviewed the
potential of bioliquids to replace heating oil, LPG and coal as the primary
heating fuels for properties that are off the gas grid. This involved an
assessment of the likely emissions savings and costs, considering fuel supply
chain constraints and practical issues with installation.
Edward looks after the NNFCC’s greenhouse gas and cost
calculators for the clients working in the anaerobic digestion sector. The
calculators can help AD plant operators with their sustainability criteria
reporting requirements and can also help developers to understand the gas
yields and prospective returns of new projects.
Prizes and awards:
- Schlegel (UK)
- Energy Institute Foxwell
- E.J.S. Mitchell, G. Coulson, E. Butt, P.M. Forster, J
M. Jones, A.R. Lea-Langton, A. Williams. (2017). Heating with Biomass in the
UK: Lessons from New Zealand. Atmospheric Environment, 152,
- F.A. Atiku, E.J.S. Mitchell, A.R. Lea-Langton, J.M.
Jones, A. Williams, K.D. Bartle. (2016). The Impact of Fuel Properties on the
Composition of Soot Produced by the Combustion of Residential Solid Fuels in a
Domestic Stove. Fuel Processing Technology, 151, 117-125.
- D.Phillips, E.J.S. Mitchell, A.R. Lea-Langton,
K.R.Parmar, J.M. Jones, A.Williams. (2016) The use of conservation biomass
feedstocks as potential bioenergy resources in the United Kingdom. Bioresource
Technology 212, 271-279.
- E.J.S. Mitchell., A. Williams, A.R. Lea-Langton, J.M.
Jones., R. Johnson, P. Layden. (2015). The Impact of Fuel Properties on the
Emissions from the Combustion of Biomass and other Solid Fuels in a Fixed Bed
Domestic Stove. Fuel Processing Technology 142, 115-123.
- E. W. Butt, A. Rap, A. Schmidt, C.E. Scott, K.J.
Pringle, C.L. Reddington, N.A.D. Richards, M.T. Woodhouse, J. Ramirez-Villegas,
H. Yang, V. Vakkari, E.A. Stone, M. Rupakheti, P.S. Praveen, P. Beukes, M.
Josipovic, P. Van Zyl, E.J.S. Mitchell, S. Sallu, P.M. Forster, and D.V.
Spracklen. (2015) The impact of emissions from residential combustion on
atmospheric aerosol, human health and climate. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16,