Low Carbon Combustion Centre
The Low Carbon Combustion Centre, an initiative by the University of Sheffield, is Europe’s leading facility for novel combustion and low carbon technology. LCCC is committed to providing industry with expert research into power, fuel, energy efficiency and, ultimately, the reduction in carbon emissions.
The centre is equipped to conduct pilot scale research into alternative fuels for the aviation, process, energy and power generation industries.
The development of renewable fuels as an alternative fuel source is a key strategy in reducing the environmental impact of these industries. Therefore the main focus of our work is to provide the expertise necessary to control the combustion processes of these and new low carbon fuels, reduce undesirable emissions and to develop carbon reduction techniques around the use of hydrocarbon fuels.
The unique feature of the site lies in the use of the pilot scale facilities which helps reduce risk for industry. Hence the facilities attract industrial projects as well as more fundamental grant based research.