Mr George Bishop


 
researcher
 

Biography

George Bishop is PhD researcher in the College of Science, NUI Galway. He is part of an SFI funded project: Innovative Energy Technologies for Biofuels, Bioenergy and a Sustainable Bioeconomy (IETSBIO3) under PI, Professor Piet N. L. Lens.

George’s PhD project is looking to benchmark the environmental impacts of bio-based plastics through life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. This PhD will assess if bioplastic production, use and disposal has a smaller environmental impact than conventional plastic and identify the more efficient environmentally sustainable feedstocks for bioplastic production. Representation of petrochemical and bio-based plastics systems within LCA studies will be identified. Methodological gaps will be explored and improved to create a novel and comprehensive LCA methodology which will be applied to more accurately capture the potential environmental damage arising from petrochemical and bioplastic value chains, which is essential to rigorously benchmark the environmental intensity of bioplastics and focus future research efforts. 

His academic advisers are Professor Piet N.L. Lens and Dr. David Styles.    

In 2018 he completed a MSc in Environmental and Business Management MSc from Bangor University, graduating with distinction, following a BSc degree in Environmental Science also from the Welsh university.

George is also a Practitioner Member of IEMA.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Comparing the environmental efficiency of milk and beef production through life cycle assessment of interconnected cattle systems'
Mazzetto, A., Bishop, G.,, Styles, D., Arndt, C., Brook, R., and Chadwick, D. (2020) 'Comparing the environmental efficiency of milk and beef production through life cycle assessment of interconnected cattle systems'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 277 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Recycling of European plastic is a pathway for plastic debris in the ocean'
Bishop G;Styles D;Lens PNL (2020) 'Recycling of European plastic is a pathway for plastic debris in the ocean'. Environment International, 142 [DOI] [Details]