Facilities

Across our five integral research pillars, we have a range of outstanding specialist facilities that enable us to connect with partners in industry and other world-leading institutes.

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The Pilot-scale Advanced CO2 Capture Technology (PACT)

The Pilot-scale Advanced CO2 Capture Technology (PACT) facilities are the national specialist research and development facilities for combustion and carbon capture technology research, encompassing advanced fossil-fuel energy, bioenergy and carbon capture and storage/utilisation technologies for power generation and industrial applications. Since 2012, PACT has supported more than 70 industrial collaborations with both local SMEs and global organisations.

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The Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications (CREESA)

The Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications (CREESA) hosts the UK's only research-led, large scale, energy storage test facility. This dedicated national research facility has been designed to offer enhanced frequency response to peaks in energy demand and is available to be used by other academic and industrial projects for their research and to test new technologies. More recently, this facility has been set up as a test bed for Industry 4.0, and in collaboration with industrial partners, is used for battery digitisation research with reference to the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing.  On the university campus, there is over 500sqm of laboratory space dedicated to energy storage research hosting state-of-the-art equipment to support researchers and industry in tackling the latest challenges.

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The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC)

The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the nuclear supply chain, with the mission of helping UK manufacturers win work at home and worldwide. NAMRC is led by its industrial members, but companies don’t have to be members to take advantage of its capabilities and expertise. NAMRC’s manufacturing innovation capabilities and supply chain development services are open to all UK manufacturers, from specialist SMEs to top-tier OEMs.

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MIDAS

MIDAS is a national user facility, established to provide academic, public and private sector organisations with access to state of the art equipment to support world leading research in the management and disposal of radioactive wastes from the nuclear fuel cycle. Access to the MIDAS Facility is open to academic, public and private sector organisations and is facilitated by an experienced team of researchers who can provide advice and guidance on utilising facility equipment to meet your research needs.

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S²GRE: Sheffield Siemens Renewable Energy Research Centre

Siemens established its UK wind turbine generator R&D competence centre at the University of Sheffield in 2009. The first of its kind in the UK, the Sheffield Siemens Wind Power Research Centre focuses on developing the most reliable, innovative and efficient wind turbine generators. The constant dialogue between the University’s experts and Siemens engineers translates into real world solutions with benefits to both the wind industry and the environment.

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Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre

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

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