Professor Snape has been involved in fuel science and technology for over 30 years. His research interests have embraced many aspects of fossil fuel and biomass characterisation and use, together with organic geochemistry where he has developed new pyrolysis techniques aid oil exploration and shale gas assessment.
He currently leads the EPSRC Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Centre in fossil energy and CO2 capture technologies, which is the UK focal point for PhD training in this field. Colin is a Fellow the Royal Society of Edinburgh and recipient of the Henry H. Storch Award in 2006 from the American Chemical Society for lifelong achievement in fuel science.
He has served as Editorial Board member for Energy & Fuels, Fuel, Organic Geochemistry and was the Chair for the 2007 International Conference on Coal Science & Technology.
The collaboration between Professor Snape and BGS staff will initially focus around developing improved procedures for assessing the UK shale gas reserve.
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