Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre (SUWIC)
SUWIC is one of the leading international research centres for the thermal treatment of wastes.
The centre has a worldwide reputation for innovative investigations into combustion, gasification and pyrolysis of biomass/waste and the associated electrical power generation systems.
The Centre specialises in several major areas of environmental concern, including waste management, flue gas clean up systems, recycle/ reuse of ash residuals and the eventual disposal of sludges.
In the relevant fields of waste and energy management for cities, SUWIC played a key role in developing one of the UK's first, and still the largest district heating system, with 150MWh currently connected. This is operated by Sheffield Heat & Power, using heat generated by burning domestic, commercial and hospital wastes.
SUWIC was also the major contributor to the successful University bid for the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Environmental Outreach in 2001.
For further details visit our SUWIC pages.