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Reference Number EP/Y035127/1
Title EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Negative Emission Technologies for Net Zero (NET2ZERO)
Status Started
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal (CO2 Capture and Storage) 100%;
Research Types Training 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 45%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 5%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 90%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Prof P (Patricia ) Thornley
No email address given
Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2024
End Date 30 September 2032
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £8,247,489
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment
Region North West
Programme EPSRC Training Grants
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof P (Patricia ) Thornley , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Dr E R Binner , Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr M Granollers-Mesa , College of Engineering and Physical Sci, Aston University (0.001%)
Dr S (Sai ) Gu , School of Engineering, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr H Liu , Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr J A Onwudili , College of Engineering and Physical Sci, Aston University (0.001%)
Professor E Rebrov , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Dr P Robinson , Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr D Rooney , Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr C Wu , Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Drax Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Mitsubishi Chemical Co Ltd, Japan (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aggregate Industries UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Coal Products Limited CPL (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Systems Catapult Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Water Industry Research Ltd (UKWIR) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Research Accelerator (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dept of Agri (0.000%)
Project Contact , Env & Rural Affairs DAERA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wase Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , CO2RE Hub (0.000%)
Project Contact , CSP Consulting (0.000%)
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Project Contact , Cirevo (0.000%)
Project Contact , Eblana Photonics Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Green Gas Catalysts Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Halocycle Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , ICMEA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kew Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , Marks and Clerk LLP (0.000%)
Project Contact , Oxccu Tech Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , PyroGenesys Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Stoli Chem (0.000%)
Project Contact , Surface Measurement Systems (0.000%)
Project Contact , Waring Waste Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wastewater Fuels (0.000%)
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Abstract The centre will focus on negative emission technologies. Most climate policy specialists in the UK and around the world consider these will be essential to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. At present the Supergen Bioenergy hub has 2 research projects on BECCS (focused on gasification), the Oxford based greenhouse removal hub works with 4 demonstrators (on biochar, peatlands, enhanced weathering and afforestation), all focused on academic research in UK institutes.This project will work with both Supergen and the GGR Hub (as well as the dmonstrators which have Nottingham and Aston leadership and participation) to expand the research to the currently neglected areas of engineered GGR solutions. The scale and level of activity often makes it difficult for individual universiteis to engage fully in the needs of the sector and so the CDT will address that by providing a wide pool of supervisors, facilities and disciplinary perspectives. No other centre currently does this for PhD students. No other centre has or is planned to address the future skills need with the huge anticipated expansion of this centre.The main technological themes are:Direct air capture and CO2 storageDirect air capture and CO2 utilizationBiochar synthesis and utilisationBiomass to materials and chemicalsCO2 UtilizationBiomass to energy with carbon capture and storage

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