Making green industry a reality
Our national scale R&D facilities bring low-carbon energy technology to market quicker.
Without action to decarbonise industry the UK will not reach its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Following the UK government's target to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035, the need to decarbonise industry is clear. The challenge we face now is how to decarbonise industry whilst protecting and expanding economic potential.
The Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield is drawing on its world-leading expertise and internationally recognised testing facilities to tackle this challenge and make green industry a reality.
The visionary team at the University of Sheffield Energy Institute is driving the UK’s journey to net-zero. Our sustained investment in innovation and testing facilities makes us one of the largest and best equipped research and development hubs for low carbon energy solutions in Europe. Our strategy has been aligned with the Government’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, we are integral to achieving the levelling-up agenda and we reinforce the UK’s leading position in the global green energy market.
At the Energy Institute we understand the need to develop next generation technologies that are commercially viable as well as sustainable. We must decarbonise our industries in a way that enables them to compete on a global scale.
“Our national facilities such as the BEIS and ERDF funded Translational Energy Research Centre allow us to fast-track the development of a range of new low/zero-carbon energy technologies and fuels including CCUS, sustainable aviation fuels and hydrogen production and utilisation."
Mohamed Pourkashanian, Head of the Energy Institute and Member of the ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Advisory Group
Decarbonising the UK’s most polluting industrial cluster
The University of Sheffield is a key partner in a large-scale project to decarbonise the Humber industrial cluster, the largest regional source of industrial carbon dioxide carbon dioxide in the UK, emitting 12.4 million tonnes a year.
Low carbon transport
We are removing the barriers to the adoption of low carbon, synthetic fuel to enable the aviation industry to meet climate goals. And for surface transport, we are investigating how different places can be rapidly switched to low carbon transport systems.
Hydrogen is considered one of the best hopes for reducing the carbon footprint of steel. We’re investigating how the UK steel industry can be decarbonised within 30 years.
Carbon neutral supply chains
Using data from the energy used by its ovens and mills, to the volume of fertiliser used on its farmers’ fields, our researchers have measured the resource efficiency and environmental impact of Hovis.
Cleaner fuels, cleaner glass
Glass products feature in every part of our lives, from housing to broadband to food and drink. In order to make the manufacturing of glass a carbon-free process, our researchers are working with not-for-profit research and technology organisation Glass Futures.
Facilities for translational research
Translational Energy Research Centre
This new world-class testing facility will dramatically broaden the scope of the pilot-scale testing facilities currently available in the UK.
The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with advanced manufacturing companies around the globe.
The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) is a collaboration of academic and industrial partners from across the nuclear supply chain.
Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre
Our Supply Chain Environmental Analysis Tools predict the relationship between climate change, political economy, innovation, life expectancy, population growth and energy use.
S2GRE Siemens Gamesa
The Siemens wind turbine generator R&D competence centre focuses on developing the most reliable, innovative and efficient wind turbine generators.
The Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications (CREESA) hosts the UK's only research-led, large scale, energy storage test facility.