Renewables


Automotive Activity - University of Huddersfield  
The University has significant activity in automotive, with a focus on ICE efficiency and Drag reduction, Wind Turbine (especially Gear Box), Design and Sustainable Architecture.  

Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) – University of York
The Centre provides pilot scale (1-100kg) processing capability for projects aiming to derive valuable products from biomass. It is closely integrated with research programmes and capabilities in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products and the Centre of Excellence in Green Chemistry.  With £4.5M investment in conditioning, extraction and separation equipment, the BDC can take a wide variety of biomass feedstock and extract high value products at a scale meaningful for industrial testing and evaluation, as well as providing essential data for full scale plant design.

Building Environments Analysis Unit – The University of Sheffield 
The Unit carries out research into energy and environmental issues in the built environment, aiming to provide the building industry with education, advice and consultancy on energy and environmental issues related to building design, technology and energy efficiency. The Unit also offers sustainable building design advice and computer aided environmental design support for architectural and engineering practices.

Centre for Adaptive Science and Sustainability (CASS) - University of Hull
CASS is committed to working with business to help deliver efficient and profitable solutions in the environmental and renewable sectors. Capturing the knowledge and skills held within the University of Hull, the Centre is leading a White Rose Consortium-funded project – conducted in collaboration with the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York – which is studying carbon capture using either sunlight or other renewable energy sources.

Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) – University of Sheffield
Led by the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Sheffield, CEES pulls together the critical mass of established world-class research expertise. CEES will act as the platform leading the cross cutting multidisciplinary centre of research excellence in Social Science, working closely with engineering and science. CEES will also act as the integrated platform to link research at Sheffield with the Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF).

Centre for Low Carbon Futures 
The Centre brings together engineers, natural scientists and social scientists to deliver high-impact research to inform policy development, encourage technological innovation and build capacity for sustainable leadership. The Centre has developed in-depth expertise in energy efficiency and energy systems, notably with projects on carbon capture, storage and utilisation, energy storage, green supply chains and bioenergy. Policy-related research includes work on low carbon supply chains, the economics of low carbon cities, accounting for embedded greenhouse gas emissions and food security.

Centre for Sustainable Environments – University of Bradford
The Centre for Sustainable Environments is run by a dedicated team of specialists from the University of Bradford developing the knowledge and capabilities that will enable more sustainable environments to be created. Based within the schools of Engineering, Design and Technology, Social and International Studies and Life Sciences, the Centre's internationally renowned scientists collaborate to meet contemporary environmental challenges.

Centre of Excellence in Green Chemistry - University of York
The Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York is a world leading research centre which aims to promote the development and implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and related technologies into new products and processes. The Centres of Excellence in Green Chemistry and Mass Spectrometry, work closely with chemical and consumer goods companies interested in using their analytical capability and research expertise.

Energy Research Institute – University of Leeds
Building on over a century of energy research at the University of Leeds, the Energy Research Institute (ERI) was established a decade ago to create a fertile environment for world-class energy engineering. The Energy Research Institute (ERI) is an affiliate of Energy Leeds, which brings together multidisciplinary research and innovation expertise and environmental research to work with regional, national and international stakeholders in industry, academia and Government.

Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies - University of Hull
The Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS) is a multi-disciplinary research and consultancy organisation set up to utilise the facilities and expertise in coastal science and management within the University of Hull. IECS covers a wide range of specialisms within the coastal environment ranging from the biological and physical environments (topography, vegetation, ornithology, benthic and pelagic fauna) to coastal planning, environmental quality, marine law and environmental impact assessment.

Leeds Sustainability Institute – Leeds Metropolitan University
The Leeds Sustainability Institute is a centre of research, informed and supported by business leaders, professional associations and community groups addressing the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies. Through the Institute, a wealth of experience and skill is captured with the potential to influence and shape the future via its networks and partners.

Logistics and Supply Chain Research Centre – University of Sheffield 
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre is an international research centre that focusses on research, development and application of leading edge multi-disciplinary work which impacts on logistics and supply chain management nationally and internationally. It works with various stakeholders including academics, industrialists, businesses and policy makers on R&D, knowledge exchange, consultancy, executive education and training.

Logistics Institute – University of Hull
The Logistics Institute is a world-class centre of excellence in global logistics and supply chain management. The Institute is unique in offering logistics degree courses, research, business consultancy and training, and community engagement. Businesses can benefit from the expertise of the Institute by attending short courses in logistics - available to help develop skills from shop floor to senior management, working with the Institute’s commercial team to create a bespoke training programme, delivered in-house and engaging the Institutes’ consultancy experts to undertake research, make recommendations, explore emerging technologies and deliver solutions to transform supply chain operations.

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