Jenni McDonnell MBE

Knowledge Transfer Manager for Thermal Energy Systems, KTN

Jenni is responsible for facilitating technological collaborations between industry and research in the field of thermal energy and carbon abatement. Her work on thermal technologies within the Infrastructure team includes heat networks, electrification of heat (heat pumps and solar PV), low-carbon fuels for heat (biogas, hydrogen and biomass CHP) and enabling technologies such as thermal storage, heat exchangers and thermal efficiency. She is responsible for domestic, commercial and industrial-scale heating innovation across the energy sector. Prior to joining KTN in 2012, Jenni was part of the Technology team at BG Group, an oil and gas exploration company with headquarters in the UK. She worked on CCS and CCU projects and innovations of relevance to the oil industry. Her background as a geologist led to her natural progression into thermal energy systems.

Jenni was awarded an MBE for services to the green economy in June 2021.

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