Dr Raphael Slade

Dr Raphael Slade (Investigator- WP4 lead) Imperial



Contact details:

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Centre for Environmental Policy

Imperial  College London

14 Prince's Gardens

South Kensington Campus


Email: r.slade@imperial.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)2075947306

Web: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.slade


Role in MAGLUE: Investigator, Work Package 4 leader


Research background: Dr Slade is a lecturer and senior member of Imperial’s Centre for Energy Policy and Technology. This research group is an internationally recognised centre for energy and environmental research that focusses on techno-economic, environmental and policy issues related to the use of biomass energy for transport, electricity and heat applications. Raphael has extensive experience leading sustainability analysis of biomass and bioenergy supply chains for FP7 projects including EUROBIOREF, AQUAFUELS and the New Improvements in Lignocellulosic Ethanol (NILE) project. He is also co-investigator for the Supergen Bioenergy I “Whole Systems” (SiM) project on which he is leading work on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and modelling supply chain implementation. He also led the recent UKERC-funded Technology and Policy Analysis project “Energy from Biomass: quantifying the global resource”.


Within MAGLUE, Dr Slade is leading Work Package 4, with four aims. For Work package 4, Dr Slade will lead the evaluation of existing datasets. Raphael will also lead on the review of opportunities to fill data gaps incorporating WP1 and WP2 outputs or developing revised system boundaries to better reflect on-the-ground agricultural practice. WP4 will also include developing revised datasets to be implemented within the SiM value chain modelling environment and investigation of the implications of running this model using improved data.



Margeot, A., B. Hahn-Hagerdal, M. Edlund, R. Slade and F. Monot. 2009. New improvements for lignocellulosic ethanol. Current opinion in biotechnology. 20:372-380.


Monot, F., A. Margeot, B. Hahn-Hägerdal, J. Lindstedt and R. Slade. 2013. The NILE Project—Advances in the Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials into Ethanol. Oil & Gas Science and Technology–Revue d’IFP Energies nouvelles. 68:693-705.


Panoutsou, C. and R. Slade. 2010. Biofuels in the UK: A Case Study of Current and Emerging Feedstocks. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 4:198-210.


Raphael, S., B. Ausilio and S. Nilay. 2009. The greenhouse gas emissions performance of cellulosic ethanol supply-chains in Europe. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2:15.


Slade, R. and A. Bauen. 2013. Micro-algae cultivation for biofuels: cost, energy balance, environmental impacts and future prospects. Biomass and Bioenergy. 53:29-38.


Slade, R., A. Bauen and N. Shah. 2009a. The commercial performance of cellulosic ethanol supply-chains in Europe. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2:1-20.


Slade, R., R. Gross and A. Bauen. 2011. Estimating bio-energy resource potentials to 2050: learning from experience. Energy & Environmental Science. 4:2645-2657.


Slade, R., C. Panoutsou and A. Bauen. 2009b. Reconciling bio-energy policy and delivery in the UK: Will UK policy initiatives lead to increased deployment? Biomass and Bioenergy. 33:679-688.


For a full list of Dr Raphael Slade’s publications click here