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PhD (Queensland University of Technology

BSc Chemical Engineering (University of the Philippines Diliman)

Jerome Ramirez is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the QUT Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy. His current research focuses on techno-economic modelling of bioprocess, biorefinery and biotechnology processes that can replace or complement conventional production systems to enable sustainable production and circularity. This enables the adoption of these technologies in view of increased material and energy efficiency, lower cost, and increased economic, environmental and social benefits.

Jerome’s industry experience includes process evaluation and design, process safety, safety and environmental compliance, and risk assessment in the petrochemicals and geothermal energy industries in the Philippines. Furthermore, he has been involved in a number of bioenergy and sustainable production projects in Australia.

His research interests encompass chemical process modelling, process integration for sustainable production, and novel methods in technoeconomic modelling.


Biorefining Technoeconomics

Onigbajumo, A., Taghipour, A., Ramirez, J., Will, G., Ong, T., Couperthwaite, S., Steinberg, T., & Rainey, T. (2021). Techno-economic assessment of solar thermal and alternative energy integration in supercritical water gasification of microalgae. Energy Conversion and Management, 230, 113807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113807

Ramirez J, Rainey T, (2019) Comparative techno-economic analysis of biofuel production through gasification, thermal liquefaction and pyrolysis of sugarcane bagasse, Journal of Cleaner Production p513-527

Ramirez J, Brown R, Rainey T, (2018) Techno-economic analysis of the thermal liquefaction of sugarcane bagasse in ethanol to produce liquid fuels, Applied Energy p184-193


Taghipour A, Ramirez J, Brown R, Rainey T, (2019) A review of fractional distillation to improve hydrothermal liquefaction biocrude characteristics; future outlook and prospects, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews p1-24

Chu Van T, Ramirez J, Rainey T, Ristovski Z, Brown R, (2019) Global impacts of recent IMO regulations on marine fuel oil refining processes and ship emissions, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment p123-134

Ramirez J, Brown R, Rainey T, (2017) Liquefaction biocrudes and their petroleum crude blends for processing in conventional distillation units, Fuel Processing Technology p674-683

Ramirez J, Brown R, Rainey T, (2015) A review of hydrothermal liquefaction bio-crude properties and prospects for upgrading to transportation fuels, Energies p6765-6794