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Biography

Dr
Francis Kemausuor

Director, TBHEC

Department Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Office-location College of Engineering

Research-areas
Bioenergy technologies; Energy Planning and Policy

BIOGRAPHY

Francis Kemausuor is the newly appointed director of The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre. He is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Renewable Energy Technology and Policy at the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)Kumasi, Ghana. Since September 2007, he has coordinated and has also been part of research and consultancy projects related to bioenergy technology development, energy planning and energy policy. At the international level, he has worked on consultancy assignments for UNIDO and UNDP. Other organisations he has conducted assignments or managed projects for include the European Union Energy Initiative’s Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI-PDF), UNESCO, UNEP, DANIDA and the Ghana Energy Commission. He has spent time at the University of Life Sciences in Norway as Visiting Researcher. He has also served as Visiting Lecturer at the Pan African University – Institute of Energy and Water Sciences, Tlemcen, Algeria and the Ecole Superieure des Metiers des Energies Renouvelables, Abomi-Calavi, Benin.

 

EDUCATION

Francis holds a PhD in Bioengineering, an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. He has also received training in ‘biofuels and chemicals from plant resources’ at the then International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS), a UNIDO science and technology research branch in Italy.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Member of Advisory Board, Arela Chemicals (Bioenergy Products Company, Ghana)
  2. Member of Advisory Council, Next Grid Collaborative LLC,
  3. Academic Representative, Ghana Renewable Energy Masterplan Taskforce, Energy Commission and Ministry of Energy
  4. Member, National Energy Data Taskforce, Energy Commission
  5. Member, Education and Training (Universities) Committee, Ghana Institution of Engineers
  6. Mentor, ECOWAS Initiative on Youth Leadership Development in Energy, ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
  7. External Examiner, Pan African University – Institute of Energy and Water Sciences, Algeria
  8. Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi.
  9. Coordinator of Short Courses, The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre, KNUST, Kumasi.
  10. Assessor for Promotion to Senior Lecturer, University of Education, Winneba
  11. Assessor for Promotion to Senior Lecturer, University of Energy and Natural Resources
  12. Reviewer, Several International Journals

 

FIELDS OF SPECIALTY

Bioenergy technologies; Energy Planning and Policy

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Offei, F., Mensah, M., Kemausuor, F., Thygesen, A. (2019). A biorefinery approach to bioethanol and bioelectricity co-production from tropical seaweeds. J Appl Phycol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-019-01887-6
  2. Offei, F., Mensah, M., Thygesen, A., Kemausuor, F. (2018). Seaweed Bioethanol Production: A Process Selection Review on Hydrolysis and Fermentation. Fermentation 2018, 4(4), 99. https://doi.org/10.3390/fermentation4040099
  3. Kemausuor, F., Adaramola, S. M., Morken, J. (2018). A Review of Commercial Biogas Systems and Lessons for Africa. Energies 11. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11112984
  4. Kemausuor, F., Sedzro, M.D. and Osei, I. (2018). Decentralised Energy Systems in Africa: Coordination and Integration of Off-Grid and Grid Power Systems-Review of Planning Tools to Identify Renewable Energy Deployment Options for Rural Electrification in Africa. Curr Sustainable Renewable Energy Rep, 1-10. 
  5. Singh, R., Kemausuor, F., Wooldridge, M. (2018). Locational analysis of cellulosic ethanol production and distribution infrastructure for the transportation sector in Ghana. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 98, 393-406.
  6. Selorm Y. Dorvlo, Ahmad Addo, Francis Kemausuor, Stephen Abenney-Mickson, Jesper Ahrenfeldt, and Ulrik Henriksen (2018). Evaluating the Effect of Two Chimney Configurations on the Overall Airflow and Heat Transfer of a Biomass Cook Stove. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies 6(5), 353-356.
  7. Arranz-Piera, P., Kemausuor, F., Darkwah, L., Edjekumhene, I., Cortés, J., & Velo, E. (2018). Mini-grid electricity service based on local agricultural residues: a Feasibility study in rural Ghana. Energy 153, 443-454
  8. Mensah, L. D., Buertey, K. L., Kemausuor, F. (2017). Experimental analysis of three common tree species in Ghana. International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology 6(6), 133-141.
  9. Arranz-Piera, P., Kemausuor, F., Addo, A., Velo, E. (2017). Electricity generation prospects from clustered smallholder and irrigated rice farms in Ghana. Energy 121, 246-255.
  10. Osei, I., Akowuah J.O., Kemausuor, F. (2016). Techno-Economic Models for Optimised Utilisation of Jatropha curcas Linnaeus under an Out-Grower Farming Scheme in Ghana. Resources 2016, 5, 38; doi:10.3390/resources5040038
  11. Kemausuor, F., and Ackom, E. (2016). Towards universal electrification in Ghana. WIREs Energy and Environment; doi: 10.1002/wene.225
  12. Arranz-Piera, P., Bellot, O., Gavaldà, O., Kemausuor, F., and Velo, E. (2016). Trigeneration Based on Biomass - Specific Field Case: Agricultural Residues from Smallholder Farms in Ghana. Energy Procedia, 93, 146-153.
  13. Kemausuor, F., Bolwig, S. and Miller, S. (2016). Modelling the socio-economic impacts of modern bioenergy in rural communities in Ghana. Sustainable Technologies and Assessments 14,9-20