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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Ger

Contact Surname: Devlin

Contact Address:

Biosystems Engineering University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4.

Telephone Contact Number: 00353 1 716 7418

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: ger.devlin@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucd.ie/eacollege/biosystems/staff/research/gerdevlin/staff,100227,en.html

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Dr Devlin\'s current research interests include the modelling and supply chain optimisation of biomass and biofuels together with engine, driver and fuel performance within the area of GHG emissions in the transport sector to develop a concept of carbon friendly routing stratgies for supply and demand for biomass based applications such as co-firing or lignocellulosic feedstocks for biofuels. 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 oversees the application and awarding of research grants for researchers to conduct short study missions in Universities and research institutes through 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 - \"BioEnergy from biomass feedstocks.\" Dr Devlin currently has in excess of 40 publications that include peer review papers, 1 book and book chapters in the areas of biomass supply chains and logistics, biomass for energy markets, LCA, pyrolysis of biomass for liquid fuels and supply chain optimisation. He is reviewer for several peer review journals including Fuel Processing Technology, Transportation Research Part D, Journal of Transport Geogrpahy, International Journal of Forest Engineering, Journal of Forest Energy, Canadian Journal of Forest Research and ASABE to name a few.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
biomass supply chain optimisation. biomass resource efficiency. logistics, routing and scheduling. energy efficiency. biomass and bioenergy. biofuels. carbon emissions. life cycle assessment of energy supply chains.

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 43 - Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets. www.ieabioenergy.com and www.ieabioenergytask43.org FP 0902 - Development and Harmonization of new operational research and assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply. 2010 - 2013. Management Committee Leader and Short Term Scientific Manager for this Action.

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

Focus Areas

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

COST Actions - FP 0902 - Development and Harmonization of new operational research and assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply. 2010 - 2013. FP 1301 - Innovative management and multifunctional utilization of traditional coppice forests - an answer to future ecological, economic and social challenges in the European forestry sector (EuroCoppice) 2013 - 2015.


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