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Chris Johnston

Project Leader, Environmental and Renewable Energy Centre at Agri–Food and Biosciences Institute
Environment and Renewable Energy Centre Sustainable Agri–Food Sciences Division Agriculture Branch Large Park Hillsborough BT26 6DR


I lead the research which underpins land–based renewable energy systems at the Agri–Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). The Environment and Renewable Energy Centre (EREC) at AFBI Hillsborough opened in January 2009 and coordinates the research being conducted across AFBI sites in areas relevant to renewable energy. In doing so, the EREC assists the agri–food industry in maximising the potential of renewable energy and supports technology transfer activities as well as providing visiting groups (Farmers, Industry, Government, Educational etc) with a wide range of information on many aspects of renewable energy production and its use.

Interested in...

Research opportunities


  • Renewables
  • Biomass
  • Effluent Recycling