Dr George Bishop

M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Post Doctoral Researcher
School of Science & Engineering
University of Galway
E: George.Bishop@universityofgalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr. George Bishop is an environmental scientist at the University of Galway. His primary research pursuits revolve around using forward-looking life cycle assessment (LCA) to explore and understand the complex systems transformation necessary to achieve "Net Zero" and Bioeconomy ambitions. His past work has evaluated the environmental sustainability of various bio-based systems, including bioproducts, livestock, national AFOLU, and waste management systems.

George is an LCA analyst on the DAFM funded project: INFORMBIO (Integrated Framework for Mapping, Modelling and Monitoring Ireland's Bioeconomy) which aims to develop a low carbon roadmap for Ireland's bioeconomy. INFORMBIO will develop a first Foresight Analysis for Ireland's bioeconomy, attempting to quantify the potential of the bioeconomy to contribute to Ireland's climate and sustainability targets. Moreover, the project positions Ireland as a front-runner among EU member states, by developing a prototype national bioeconomy monitoring system, enabling stakeholders to track the development and progress of the national bioeconomy against key bioeconomy indicators. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2024) 'A tasty solution to packaging waste? Life cycle assessment of edible coffee cups'
Anand, K.; Arce, A. M.; Bishop, G.; Fitzpatrick, C.; Styles, D. (2024) 'A tasty solution to packaging waste? Life cycle assessment of edible coffee cups'. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, [Details]
(2022) 'Land-use change and valorisation of feedstock side-streams determine the climate mitigation potential of bioplastics'
Bishop, G., Styles, D., and Lens, P. N. L. (2022) 'Land-use change and valorisation of feedstock side-streams determine the climate mitigation potential of bioplastics'. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 180 [Details]
(2021) 'Environmental performance of bioplastic packaging on fresh food produce: A consequential life cycle assessment'
Bishop, G., Styles, D., and Lens, P. N. L. (2021) 'Environmental performance of bioplastic packaging on fresh food produce: A consequential life cycle assessment'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, [Details]
(2021) 'Environmental performance comparison of bioplastics and petrochemical plastics: A review of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodological decisions'
Bishop, G., Styles, D., and Lens, P. N. L. (2021) 'Environmental performance comparison of bioplastics and petrochemical plastics: A review of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodological decisions'. Resources Conservation And Recycling, 168 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Recycling of European plastic is a pathway for plastic debris in the ocean'
Bishop G;Styles D;Lens PNL (2020) 'Recycling of European plastic is a pathway for plastic debris in the ocean'. Environment International, 142 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Comparing the environmental efficiency of milk and beef production through life cycle assessment of interconnected cattle systems'
Mazzetto, A., Bishop, G.,, Styles, D., Arndt, C., Brook, R., and Chadwick, D. (2020) 'Comparing the environmental efficiency of milk and beef production through life cycle assessment of interconnected cattle systems'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 277 [DOI] [Details]