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Interests

  • Biogas, biomass and biofuels
  • Energy and carbon life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Resource mapping and quantification
  • Energy from waste
  • Land use and food vs fuel
  • Direct and indirect effects of biofuels
  • Energy, emissions and agricultural policy

Particulars

Beatrice is a lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, and is part of the Clean Energies Research Group. Her research is focused on the production and use of biomethane as a renewable fuel. Specific areas of work include analysis and optimisation of energy pathways, resource quantification and mapping, energy and carbon life cycle analyses, land use change and economic assessment. The interplay between systems is another area of interest, with topics such as the use of energy crops for wastewater treatment and the impact of alternative fuels on urban air quality currently under investigation. Prior to moving to Queen’s in 2013, Beatrice worked in both the public and private sectors, mainly in energy/carbon management and in geotechnical and environmental engineering.

Teaching

Stage 4 - Nuclear Engineering

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2009 2019

Is the Fischer-Tropsch Conversion of Biogas-Derived Syngas to Liquid Fuels Feasible at Atmospheric Pressure?

Hakawati, R., Smyth, B., Daly, H., McCullough, G. & Rooney, D., 16 Mar 2019, In : Energies. 12, 6, 28 p., 1031.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Biogas
Liquid fuels
Atmospheric pressure
Liquid
Selectivity

Willow coppice as a riparian buffer strip

Livingstone, D., Johnston, C., Lyons, G., Murray, S., Foley, A., Taggart, M. & Smyth, B., 24 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

File
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Life cycle
Electric batteries
Costs
Uncertainty
Operating costs

Biomass for heat generation and wastewater management in the agri-food sector – are circular economy benefits realised?

Wolsey, M., Smyth, B. & Johnston, C., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The effect of ploughing intensity on the carbon flux of temperate agricultural grasslands

Blair, J., Olave, R., Smyth, B., Sherry, E. & Reid, N., 2018, In : Aspect of Applied Biology. 139, p. 115-124

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
plowing
carbon flux
grassland
sward
land management

Prizes

Higher Education Authority/Irish Independent Making an Impact Award

Beatrice Smyth (Recipient), 2009

Prize: National/international honour

Activities 2011 2018

Development of self sufficient microhome

John Hermon (Advisor), Beatrice Smyth (Advisor), Daniel McPolin (Advisor)
Feb 2018Feb 2020

Activity: Consultancy typesKTP & Consultancy in kind

Energy Symposium 2016

Beatrice Smyth (Invited speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

UK-China workshop on shaping low carbon energy future

Beatrice Smyth (Session chair)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium

Beatrice Smyth (Session chair)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

UK-China workshop on shaping low carbon energy future

Beatrice Smyth (Speaker)
2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course