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EPSRC Reference: EP/G036608/1
Title: DTC ENERGY: Technologies for a low carbon future
Principal Investigator: Williams, Professor P
Other Investigators:
Young, Dr J
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Alstom Group ANSYS Argonne National Laboratory
Auburn University Bical Biffa plc
Cummins (Group) Doosan Power Systems (Mitsui Babcock) E.On
Forest Research Gaz De France Harvard University
Highview Enterprises Ltd INPL (Institut Nationale Polytechnix de International Innovative Technologies
Johnson Matthey Rutgers State University of New Jersey University of Alicante
University of Dortmund University of Waterloo (Canada) Yorkshire Forward
Department: Chemical and Process Engineering
Organisation: University of Leeds
Scheme: Centre for Doctoral Training
Starts: 01 October 2009 Ends: 31 March 2018 Value (£): 6,550,555
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Coal Technology Combustion
Energy - Conventional Transport Ops & Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
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Summary on Grant Application Form
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 Institute
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