The Renewable Energy Development and Implementation Lab

Renewable Energy Development and Implementation (REDI) Lab

Research

  • Students saving turtles 2016, near Kingston, Ontario

    Students saving turtles 2016, near Kingston, Ontario

  • Dr. Mabee in the campus forest 2017, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

    Dr. Mabee in the campus forest 2017, Queen's University, Kingston

  • Carolyn DeLoyde studying the Natural Heritage System, 2015 in northern Ontario

    Carolyn DeLoyde studying the Natural Heritage System, 2015 in northern Ontario

  • Canada Geese on Lake Ontario 2016, Kingston, Ontario

    Canada Geese on Lake Ontario 2016, Kingston, Ontario

  • Planting trees in Halton Region, 2009

    Planting trees in Halton Region, 2009

  • Wind turbines 2016, Kingston, Ontario

    Wind turbines 2016, Kingston, Ontario

  • Building resilience in forest-dependent communities through sustainable forest bioeconomy development

    Building resilience in forest-dependent communities through sustainable forest bioeconomy development research model 2020, Kingston, Ontario

Current Research Topics Conducted by Our Research Team

Some of the current working topics in the REDI lab are:

  • Life cycle assessment of biofuel processes

  • Life cycle impacts of bioeconomy

  • Supply chain logistics for bioheat utilities

  • Assessing potential of tidal power in the Bay of Fundy

  • Ecosystem services in environmental land use planning

  • Policy tools to facilitate implementation of forest-based biorefining

  • Evaluation of aboriginal rights in Ontario’s ring of fire

 

Funded Research Projects

  • Synbiomics: Functional Genomics and Techno-economic Models for Advanced Biopolymer Synthesis (Genome Canada/Ontario Centres of Excellence) (2017-2021)

  • Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability Theme, BioFuelNet Canada (Network of Centres of Excellence/NSERC) (2012-2017)

  • Renewable Energy Development and Implementation (NSERC/Canada Research Chairs) (2012-2017)

  • Commercializing Liquid Biofuels (continuation) (International Energy Agency Bioenergy Program) (2016-2019)

  • Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (SSHRC Partnerships Program) (2014-2019)

  • Production of microalgae for biodiesel production using wastewater and recycled flue gas (NSERC Strategic Projects Program) (2013-2017)

  • Assessing bioenergy technology options for Ontario (NSERC Discovery Program) (2014-2019)

  • Low Carbon Fuel Demonstration Pilot Plant for the Cement Industry (Carbon Management Canada) (2012-2016)

  • NSERC Value Chain Optimization Network (NSERC Strategic Network Program) (2010-2015)

  • Inventory tools for forest bioenergy production (GEOIDE NCE) (2009-2013)

  • NSERC Bioconversion Network (NSERC Strategic Network Program) (2009-2013)

  • Assessing bioenergy technology options for Ontario (NSERC Discovery Program) (2010-2014)

  • Commercializing Liquid Biofuels (International Energy Agency Bioenergy Program IEA Bioenergy Task 39) (2011-2014)

  • Work in a Warming World (SSHRC Community-University Research Alliances) (2007-2010)

  • Commercializing First and Second Generation Liquid Biofuels (International Energy Agency Bioenergy Implementing Agreement Bioenergy Task 39) (2007-2010)

  • Biorefining technologies to support new forest product market opportunities (Forest Innovation Investment BC) (2007-2008)

  • Bioenergy options for Eastern Ontario (BIOCAP Canada Foundation Research Into Practice) (2008-2010)

  • NSERC ForValueNet (NSERC Strategic Network Program) (2008-2012)

  • Research Initiation Grant Queen’s University (2008-2012)