The research group for advanced biomass strategies and technologies; part of the Charles Parsons Initiative at the University of Limerick. Our expertise covers a range of disciplines including: chemical enginnering, analytical chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, soil sciences, agronomy and feasiblity studies. Please visit the appropriate pages to learn more about our Research Areas and Current Projects and feel free to browse among our Personnel. Some files of interest can be downloaded from the site and more material can be sought by contacting the appropriate member.
Carbolea Miscanthus Database Now Available for Download
A detailed electronic Database of the analysis carried out on Miscanthus samples in the Carbolea laboratories can now be downloaded for free from Carbolea. This Database is an output of a project funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. It allows for comparisons to be made regarding the changes in relative mass proportions of different plant fractions (e.g. stems and leaves) over the course of a harvest window and also for observations on how the chemical composition varies over this period and within different parts of the plant.