Keiron Roberts is a Senior lecturer in sustainability and built environment within the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Portsmouth.
He works within the Research England funded GreenTech South Innovation hub. He is researching disruptive markets and policies to enable the uptake of new renewables, energy storage and market pricing to improve the islands energy autonomy as part of the Innovate UK funded Isle of Wight Energy Autonomous Community project. He is currently coordinating the UNEP IRP marine plastic litter think piece for delivery at the upcoming G20 events.
Keiron is a visiting research fellow at the University of Southampton where he previously held the position of research fellow. He is contributing to two research projects investigating the potential application of the circular economy model within the operations of a large water and wastewater company (Southern Water, ZeroWIN), and part of the continued development of the solid waste infrastructure model of GB within the MISTRAL project (EPSRC funded), with outputs influencing the UK's waste management infrastructure. Prior to his postdoctoral work he completed a PhD funded by EPSRC and the EU FP7 All Gas project, investigating the use of marine micro algae for biogas production.
Keiron is a researcher with expertise in wastewater, solid waste and energy systems and resource management and technologies, with a particular focus on sustainability and the circular economy.
May 25, 2023 14:27 pm UTC| Science
Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Over 100 million tonnes of plastic enters the environment each year, with more than 10 million tonnes ending up in our oceans....