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Reference Number EP/I033351/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Industry) 20%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 60%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Professor S (Steve ) Evans
No email address given
Engineering
University of Cambridge
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 July 2011
End Date 31 December 2016
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £5,233,278
Industrial Sectors Manufacturing; Transport Systems and Vehicles; Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Chemicals; Communications; Energy; Food and Drink; Information Technologies
Region East of England
Programme Manufacturing : Manufacturing
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor S (Steve ) Evans , Engineering, University of Cambridge (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Dr M Tennant , Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor S Rahimifard , Sch of Mechanical and Manufacturing Eng, Loughborough University (0.001%)
Professor Sir M Gregory , Engineering, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Dr M (Mark ) Jolly , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr PD Ball , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Dr PK Smart , School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Marks and Spencer (0.000%)
Project Contact , Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Carbon Trust (0.000%)
Project Contact , IBM United Kingdom Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Adnams (0.000%)
Project Contact , EEF, formerly the Engineering Employers' Federation (0.000%)
Project Contact , Vitsoe (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shearline Precision Engineering Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Riversimple Engineering Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Unilever UK Central Resources Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , General Motors (GM), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Trades Union Congress (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract By 2050 the global industrial system is committed by international agreements and governments to double its output while only using 50% of current resources and generating no more than 20% of current CO2. Achieving this represents an exciting new industrial revolution, requiring new approaches and new thinking which we term collectively "Industrial Sustainability".The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability will work closely with leading companies of all sizes and from all sectors who are already actively preparing for this challenge.The Centre will work on two fronts: rapidly reducing the resource & energy-intensity in the production of existing goods while simultaneously investigating options for a radical redesign of the industrial system.We will build a foundation of projects in 'eco-efficiency' (creating more value using less resource by focussing on reducing use of energy, water and materials), in 'eco-factory' (for example using waste from one process as inputs to another wherever possible), and in 'sustainable industrial system' (conserving resources by for example using solar income, re-distributing what gets made where and re-assessing what and how value is delivered).As we better understand what works and what doesn't, we will develop and deliver tools and techniques, which will be used, by our collaborators to achieve their sustainability goals. Some of these tools will be commercialised and some will be made more freely available. Manufacturers of all types will use these tools to reduce the amount of energy, water and material they use to produce each product.We will work with producers of cars, food, furniture, detergents and many other products to make sure our tools are useful to as many manufacturers and sectors as possible.When we know that the tools do help to improve performance we will broadcast their existence to multiple manufacturers through our network and partners; we will measure how useful the tools are and publish that information on-line.During the 5-year initial life of the Centre we will train over 80 people to the highest standard, preparing them to be academics and practitioners with the leadership skills capable of helping industry rise to the challenge of sustainabilit
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