Dr Paul Adams is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bath. He graduated with a PhD in 2011 focusing on the use of life cycle assessment (LCA) in analysing different bioenergy systems. Paul currently works part-time as a researcher on the EPSRC Supergen Bioenergy Hub and project manages the work package assessing different biogas and biomethane facilities. Other projects at Bath include the EU Marie Curie Env-Bio (Environmental Assessment of Bioenergy) and the BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Research Centre (BSBEC). For the presented research, the University of Bath collaborated with SP from Sweden on a research project assessing methane losses from biogas facilities.
Outside of research, Paul established the company Synertree to provide consultancy and auditing services to assist AD facilities in their compliance with biomass sustainability criteria. Synertree has now assessed life cycle greenhouse gas emissions for over 30 biogas and biomethane facilities in the UK.
Prior to his current roles, Paul spent 5 years working at PricewaterhouseCoopers on a range of advisory, auditing, and consultancy projects, as a project manager for the Green Workplaces project with the Trades Union Congress, and as a senior associate for Carbon Intelligence in Australia. Whilst in Australia, Paul obtained registration as a greenhouse gas and energy auditor and worked with several multinational corporations on greenhouse gas accounting and assurance. He has worked on a wide range of carbon abatement projects including landfill gas emissions, reforestation, soil carbon sequestration, and savannah burning.
Dr Paul Adams
University of Bath