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Reference Number EP/W031019/1
Title Bio-derived and Bio-inspired Advanced Materials for Sustainable Industries (VALUED)
Status Started
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 20%;
Energy Efficiency(Other) 5%;
Not Energy Related 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 40%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor M Titirici
No email address given
Engineering and Materials Science
Queen Mary, University of London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2023
End Date 31 December 2027
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £6,139,080
Industrial Sectors Energy; Manufacturing; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region London
Programme Manufacturing and the Circular Economy, NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor M Titirici , Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London (99.987%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Lapkin , School of Engineering, University of Warwick (0.001%)
Professor S Eichhorn , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Dr MJ Heeney , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr J P Hallett , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor J Nelson , Department of Physics (the Blackett Laboratory), Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr JR Jones , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr C Mattevi , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr I E L Stephens , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor N ( Nilay ) Shah , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr C Petit , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor K Lee , Aeronautics, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor S Vignolini , Chemistry, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor P Dupree , Biochemistry, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Ltd (SFEL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Composites Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bio-Bean Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fiberight Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Faradion Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (0.000%)
Project Contact , PV3 Technologies Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Deregallera Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of British Columbia, Canada (0.000%)
Project Contact , The Faraday Institution (0.000%)
Project Contact , Freeland Horticulture (0.000%)
Project Contact , BASF SE (0.000%)
Project Contact , Biomimicry Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , C4Ware Ltd. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Consciously Aware (0.000%)
Project Contact , Domino Printing Sciences (0.000%)
Project Contact , Futamura Chemical UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Harrison Farms (0.000%)
Project Contact , L'Oreal (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lixea Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , SUPERGEN bioenergy hub (0.000%)
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Abstract The UK Government recently set targets for "net zero emissions" and "zero waste" as well as a 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Even so, the UK currently sources, processes and deploys advanced materials based on unsustainable practices, including the use of fossil fuels and scarce, geologically hindered raw materials. This contributes to over 30% of the UK CO2 emissions, especially considering the import of raw precursors and materials.Our vision is to build our most important functional materials from bio-based resources which are locally available. These materials will lower CO2 emissions, helping the UK to reach the targeted zero emissions by 2050 while boosting high-performance, locally available technologies and creating new industries. They will form the cornerstone for a modern technology-dependent economy.This programme grant brings together the best UK academics and key industrial partners involved in the development of a new supply chain for sustainable materials and applications. We will accelerate novel pathways to manufacture advanced materials out of available UK bioresources while boosting their performance working with stakeholders in key industrial sectors (chemical industry, advanced materials, energy, waste, agriculture, forestry, etc).The combined food, forestry and agricultural waste in the UK amounts to approx.26.5m tonnes each year. There is no valuable economic chain in the UK to allow waste valorisation towards high value-added materials. Yet, by mass, functional materials provide the most viable route for waste utilisation, preferable over waste-to-energy. This Programme Grant will thus enhance the UK's capability in the critical area of affordable and sustainable advanced materials for a zero carbon UK economy, providing multidisciplinary training for the next generation of researchers, and support for a nascent next generation of an advanced materials industry
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Added to Database 15/02/23