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About Us

About The Company

About the Company

Biosystems Engineering Ltd. provides specialist services and research capabilities to the renewable energy, biomass, biofuel and environmental protection sectors. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is a university spin-out company based at the Belfield Innovation Park, NovaUCD, University College Dublin. We are a focused engineering company whose objectives are to develop novel and innovative solutions to existing problems in these sectors. Our success has been based on the application of these solutions to client companies.

We specialise in the following areas: Energy and Environment, Thermal Imaging, Green Technologies, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Design and PV Design and Installation.

Our People

Dr Kevin McDonnell

Dr Kevin McDonnell

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Dr. McDonnell is a co-founder and CEO of the company. He has previously worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an inspector in Ireland and has particular expertise in waste management, environment remediation, renewable energy and alternative fuels. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Biosystems Engineering at University College Dublin.

Dr Ger Devlin

Dr Ger Devlin

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Dr. Ger Devlin is a director of the company. He is Ireland's representative on COST Action FP0902 - "Development and Harmonization of new operational research and assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply." For this action he was also appointed the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) manager which oversaw the application and awarding of research grants for researchers to conduct short study missions in Universities and research institutes throughout Europe as well as Canada, USA, New Zealand, Japan, Russia, Australia and South Africa. He is also Ireland's representative on the International Energy Association (IEA) Task 43 - "Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets." http://www.ieabioenergytask43.org/ Dr Devlin currently has in excess of 57 publications that include peer review papers, 1 book and book chapters and good practice guide in the areas of biomass to bioenergy, LCA, pyrolysis of biomass for liquid fuels and supply chain optimisation.He is reviewer for several peer review journals including Applied Energy, Energy, Bioresource Technology, Fuel Processing Technology, Transportation Research:Part D, International Journal of Forest Engineering, Journal of Forest Energy and Canadian Journal of Forest Research to name a few. He is also on the editorial board of the International Journal of Forest Engineering.

Dr Enda Cummins

Dr Enda Cummins

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Dr. Enda Cummins is a co-founder and a director of the company. He has particular expertise in food safety, risk analysis and environmental risk assessment. He is a senior lecturer in at the School of Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin.

Nova UCD, Belfield Innovation Park,
University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland