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John Finnan

Research Officer

Research Interests

  • Energy Crop Agronomy
  • Biomass Storage
  • Biomass Combustion
  • Life cycle assessment

Current Projects

  • Biomass Combined Heat and Power
  •  Future Low Emission Biomass Combustion Systems
  •  Optimisation of Profitability and Carbon Sequestration in Perennial Energy Crops
  •  Coordinated Development of Leading Biomass Pre-treatment Technologies for the Generation of Bio-Products from Irish    Crops
  • Finnan, J.M., Donnelly, A., Burke, J.I. and Jones, M.B. (2002). The effects of elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide and ozone on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 88, 11-22.
  • Finnan, J.M., Donnelly, A., Jones, M.B. & Burke, J.I. (2005). The effect of elevated levels of carbon dioxide on potato crops: a review. Journal of Crop Improvement, 14(1/2): 91-111.
  • Alison Donnelly, John Finnan, Mike B. Jones, James I. Burke (2005). A note on the potential impact of elevated concentrations of greenhouse gases on spring wheat yield in Ireland. Irish Journal of Agriculture and Food Research 44, 141-145.
    Donnelly, A., Styles, D., Fitzgerald, J. and Finnan, J. (2011). A proposed framework for determining the environmental impact of replacing agricultural grassland with Miscanthus in Ireland. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 2011 3, 247-263 ISSN 1365-2486 24259
  • Galbally P, Fagan C., Ryan D, Finnan J, Grant J and MacDonnell K (2012) Biosolid and distillery effluent amendments to Irish Miscanthus giganteus plantations, impacts of groundwater and soil. Journal of Environmental Quality 41, 114-123.
  • Finnan J., Styles D, Fitzgerald J, Connolly J and Donnelly A (2012) Using a Strategic Environmental Assessment approach to assess the environmental impact of bioenergy plans and programs. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 4, 311-329.
  • Augustenborg, C, Finnan, J, McBennett, Leah; Connolly, Vivienne; Priegnitz, Uta; Muller, Christoph (2012) Farmers perspectives for the development of a Bioenergy industry in Ireland. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, Article first published online: 9 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01151.x
  • Galbally P, Fagan C., Ryan D, Finnan J, Grant J and MacDonnell K (2012) Biosolid and distillery effluent amendments to Irish short rotation coppiced willow plantations, impacts of groundwater and soil. Agricultural Water Management (in print)
  • Carroll J and Finnan J (2012) Physical and chemical properties of alternative biomass pellets. Biosystems Engineering (in print)
  • Finnan J and Burke B (2012) Potassium Fertilization of Hemp (Cannabis sativa). Industrial Crops and Products (in print)
  • Emma Smullen
  • John O'Loughlin
  • Isabella Donnelly