Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number EP/T027584/1
Title Champion - Industrial Decarbonisation Research & Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Industry) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 70%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer
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School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 06 January 2020
End Date 05 July 2020
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £100,776
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr MM (Mercedes ) Maroto-Valer , School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) (0.000%)
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Abstract Adopting the Committee on Climate Change's recommendation to net zero emissions by 2050 demonstrates a clear commitment to leadership in the face of climate emergency. If this is to be achieved, decarbonising the industrial sector represents a critical challenge. However, at present, decarbonisation solutions are not economically competitive. It is critical to the UK's international competitiveness that this is underpinned by implementation of world-leading innovation, and therefore, ensuring research and innovation communities work together for timely industrial implementation.This project focuses on engaging academia, industry, policymakers and other stakeholders to develop an interdisciplinary consortium and subsequent proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC). I will facilitate collaboration between researchers to foster co-creation of new interdisciplinary research and innovation programmes. The transformative innovation proposed here will be developed to address head on complex social and environmental challenges and contribute to low-cost transitions to new socio-technical systems.The Centre's agenda will be shaped initially by consultations, as well as network analysis, mapping and market analysis. Collaborative events and virtual environments will develop the co-creation of the cross-cutting challenges. I will embed EDI principles in the design of the Centre's engagement strategy.
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