Keiron Roberts is a research fellow in low/ clean carbon technologies and resource management within the University of Portsmouth 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.
Research fellow, University of Portsmouth
Research fellow, University of Southampton
Research fellow, Open University
University of Southampton, PGCE Secondary and Tertiary Physics
University of Southampton, PhD Civil Engineering
University of Southampton, MSci Oceanography
Demand Response Model Development for Smart Households Using Time of Use Tariffs and Optimal Control—The Isle of Wight Energy Autonomous Community Case Study,
Semi-continuous anaerobic digestion of the marine micro-algal species I. galbana and D. salina grown under low and high sulphate conditions,
Applying circular economy thinking to industry by integrating education & research activities,
SWIMS: A dynamic life cycle-based optimisation and decision support tool for solid waste management,
Quantification of methane losses from the acclimatisation of anaerobic digestion to marine salt concentrations,
Comparative testing of energy yields from micro-algal biomass cultures processed via anaerobic digestion,
Dissolved trace metals (Ni, Zn, Co, Cd, Pb, Al, and Mn) around the Crozet Islands, Southern Ocean,
Grants and Contracts
Smart Energy Systems - Isle of Wight Energy Autonomous Community
Primary researcher , determining the economic feasibility of novel energy systems and distribution methods.
Newton Fund/ CEFAS travel grant
Travel grant to engage with researchers in Brazil
Eliminating marine plastic litter
Primary researcher to inform the G20 on policies to reduce MPL
Government of Japan
Researcher developing the Solid Waste Infrastructure Model (SWIMS) for the ITRC MISTRAL project
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council