Centre for Low-Carbon Research
A rapid transition towards a low-carbon economy is a global priority if we are to reduce climate change due to increasing consumption of energy and to create a more sustainable society.
This needs close-to-market research to reduce the carbon emissions of existing technologies, fundamental research into alternative energy sources and reduction of energy demand. Such research requires a multi-disciplinary approach, combining technological expertise with an understanding of societal factors including public policy that govern uptake. This is a major focus of research funding from the EU and UK governments and research councils.
Key research themes include:
These themes will also provide a focus for cross-University collaboration in research, knowledge exchange and technology transfer.
The Centre has access to a range of excellent research facilities, including a BioEnergy Lab for bench-scale testing, pilot-scale testing and an analytical suite.