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The Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) is a facility to promote the collaboration between industry and academia. It provides a platform for access to policy makers, in order to meet the challenge of promoting resource efficiency and sustainability across supply chains.

The concept of AREC as a facility is to enable the creation of competitive advantage through developing resource sustainable supply chains,  built on a strong foundation of government policy initiatives.

AREC supports the development of resource sustainable supply chains by proposing new ways of reducing risk for partners in overcoming the challenges of resource availability. Through AREC, Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) can join in collaboration with larger industrial partners and benefit from cutting edge academic research and skills.

About AREC

You can learn more about AREC through the following sections of this website:

Latest news & developments

Find out all the latest news and developments relating to AREC:

Meet the Team

Find out about the distinguished team from the University of Sheffield who work within AREC.

Contact Us

You can contact us via email: arec@sheffield.ac.uk or find full details on our Contact Us page.

An overview of the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre. A facility to promote the collaboration between industry and academia. Providing a platform for access to policy makers, in order to meet the challenges of promoting resource efficiency and sustainability across supply chains.


A Case study demonstrating the advantages of collaboration with AREC. Including an interview with Forgemaster's Mark Tomlinson, Group Development Director


An insight into the work of the Mercury Centre at the University of Sheffield. Giving an outline of the various industries working with the University and the additive manufacturing capabilities of the Mercury Centre.


How can we create an unlimited resource? Regenerative cities. A concept drawn together by the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) and Urban Institute, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


How can we create an unlimited resource? The new management of natural resources sustainable supply of water-energy-food nexus in the wider environment.


Above is a short animation of the PhD research on enhanced rock weathering supply chain life cycle sustainability by Eunice Oppon (part of the research funded by the Leverhulme Trust Climate Change Mitigation Centre, and Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures - click here for an overview).


A short film demonstrating the University of Sheffield's unique partnership with leading British engineering company, Rolls-Royce plc. The film showcases the mutually beneficial collaborative research, the active graduate internship programme and longstanding relationship between Rolls-Royce and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.