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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.

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