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Reference Number EP/G036608/1
Title DTC ENERGY: Technologies for a low carbon future
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage) 25%;
ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 25%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS 25%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Civil Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 25%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor P Williams
No email address given
Energy Resources Research Unit
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2009
End Date 31 March 2018
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £6,550,555
Industrial Sectors Energy; Environment; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy : Energy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P Williams , Energy Resources Research Unit, University of Leeds (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr J Young , Process, Environmental and Material Eng, University of Leeds (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , ANSYS Europe Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Gaz de France SA (0.000%)
Project Contact , TU Dortmund: Universität, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , E.ON UK (formerly PowerGen) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biffa Waste Services Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biomass Industrial Crops Ltd (Bical) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Yorkshire Forward (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cummins Turbo Technologies (0.000%)
Project Contact , Highview Enterprises Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Waterloo (Canada) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Harvard School of Public Health, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , INPL (Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, France) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Alicante, Spain (0.000%)
Project Contact , International Innovative Technologies (0.000%)
Project Contact , Auburn University, Alabama, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Argonne National Laboratory, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Forestry Commission GB (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alstom Power Ltd (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract There are major challenges inherent in meeting the goals of the UK national energy policy, including, climate change mitigation and adaption, security of supply, asset renewal, supply infrastructure etc. Additionally, there is a recognized shortage of high quality scientists and engineers with energy-related training to tackle these challenges, and to support the UK's future research and development and innovation performance as evidenced by several recent reports;Doosan Babcock (Energy Brief, Issue 3, June 2007, Doosan Babcock); UK Energy Institute (conducted by Deloitte/Norman Broadbent, 'Skills Needs in the Energy Industry' 2008); The Institution of Engineering and Technology, (evidence to the House of Commons, Select Committee on Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Fifth Report (19th June 2008); The Energy Research Partnership (Investigation into High-level Skills Shortages in the Energy Sector, March 2007).Here we present a proposal to host a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) focusing on the development of technologies for a low carbon future, providing a challenging, exciting and inspiring research environment for the development of tomorrow's research leaders. This DTC will bring together a cohort of postgraduate research students and their supervisors to develop innovative technologies for a low carbon future based around the key interlinking themes: (1) Low Carbon Enabling Technologies; (2) Transport & Energy; (3) Carbon Storage, underpinned by (4) Climate Change & Energy Systems Research. Thereby each student will develop high level expertise in a particular topic but with excitement of working in a multidisciplinary environment. The DTC will be integrated within a campus wide Interdisciplinary Institute which coordinates energy research to tackle the 'Grand Challenge' of developing technologies for a low carbon future, our DTC students therefore working in a transformational research environment. The DTC will be housed in a NEW 14.8M Energy Research Building and administered by the established (2005) cross campus Earth, Energy & Environment (EEE) University Interdisciplinary Institut
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