Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Individual Researcher Profile

Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Ms.

Contact First Name: Janet

Contact Surname: McKennedy

Contact Address:

Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Telephone Contact Number:

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: janet.mckennedy@dkit.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dundalk Institute of Technology

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: https://www.dkit.ie/cfes

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Manipulation of seaweeds using supercritical fluids to optimise the anaerobic digestion of seaweed and the extraction of potentially valuable byproducts. Supercritical treatment of microalgae for biofuel extraction. Particular research areas: Measurement of volatile fatty acids in relation to methane production during the anaerobic digestion process. Characterisation of the effects of supercritical treatments on seaweed and byproducts using various analytical chemistry techniques. 15 years industrial experience in spectroscopy and chromatography

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Anaerobic digestion, Supercritical Fluids (SCF), Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS), Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Method development and validation, statistical package R

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment 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:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

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:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

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

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of 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

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 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.

PhD student in the Biomara Project. Marie Curie fellow on the MABfuels project.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


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


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