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Shemelis Nigatu Gebremariam1

02 March 2019
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Marital status: Married

Nationality: Ethiopian

Sex: Male

Place of birth: Addis Ababa


M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Science [2006-2009] Addis Ababa University Science Faculty.

B.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Engineering and Mechanization [1996-2001] Hawassa university Ethiopia

Certificates in Alternative Energy Technologies

TITLE: Identification of efficient and affordable technologies for sustainable production of biodiesel from different bio-energy sources


The overall objective of this research project is to identify and determine the efficiency and affordability of the technologies for sustainable production of biodiesel from different bio-energy sources


The very intent of this comprehensive research endeavor suggests that the project has four major themes namely:

Assessment and identification of potential existing technologies and resources for sustainable production of biodiesel,
Measurement and determination of the efficiency of the technologies,
Assessment and determination of the affordability and suitability of the technologies,
Optimization of the best-selected process for biodiesel production that can significantly assist emission reduction and climate change mitigation.
Accordingly, the research will employ about four complementary research methods one feeding the other in a holistic approach.

AspenTech® and Superpro® Designer software packages will be used as the main tool to design, develop, and simulate different biodiesel production processes for their technical efficiencies and affordability evaluations and analysis. The tools will be employed to produce the conceptual design and simulate each selectively suitable technology. Using these models, it will be possible to analyze the technical performances and affordability of the technologies as well as optimization of the same.


Partners in my PhD project work

Meseret Tilahun – Main project owner
Shemelis Nigatu Gebremariam – Sub project owner
Jorge Mario Marchetti – Main Supervisor
Mulu Byray – Second Co-Supervisor
W/ro Tsedale Ashenafi – Financial personnel

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