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Reference Number EP/W005018/1
Title Ocean-REFuel - Ocean Renewable Energy Fuels
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 50%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Psychology) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 80%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 30%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 30%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 30%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Dr A Valera-Medina
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Cardiff University
Award Type Research Grant
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 December 2021
End Date 30 November 2026
Duration 47 months
Total Grant Value £1,035,360
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Region Wales
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr A Valera-Medina , Engineering, Cardiff University (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Professor W Poortinga , Architecture, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr CC Demski , Psychology, Cardiff University (0.001%)
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Abstract The Ocean-REFuel project brings together a multidisciplinary, world-leading team of researchers to consider at a fundamental level a whole-energy system to maximise ocean renewable energy (Offshore wind and Marine Renewable Energy) potential for conversion to zero carbon fuels. The project has transformative ambition addressing a number of big questions concerning our Energy future: How to maximise ocean energy potential in a safe, affordable, sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner? How to alleviate the intermittency of the ocean renewable energy resource? How ocean renewable energy can support renewable heat, industrial and transport demands through vectors other than electricity? How ocean renewable energy can support local, national and international whole energy systems? Ocean-REFuel is a large project integrating upstream, transportation and storage to end use cases which will over an extended period of time address these questions in an innovative manner developing an understanding of the multiple criteria involved and their interactions.
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Added to Database 28/09/22