The potential of air – born out of a garage
Clean Cold and Power / Cold Economy / Cryogenic / Uncategorized

The potential of air – born out of a garage

In the fifteen years since Peter Dearman first sprang his ‘garden shed’ invention on the world, its significance is growing out of all recognition. What started life as a clever way to displace fossil fuels in piston engines has spawned not only an emerging suite of zero-emission technologies that have the potential to solve several … Continue reading

Birmingham leads £5m project to tackle challenges facing energy storage technology
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Cryogenic / Energy storage / Research

Birmingham leads £5m project to tackle challenges facing energy storage technology

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham is the Principle Investigator on project MANIFEST, a new £5m EPSRC-funded project to tackle challenges facing energy storage technology, which he discusses. In the transition to a decarbonised economy, with increasing electricity generation from variable renewables, energy storage has the potential to provide valuable flexibility to … Continue reading

Nuclear Physicist named among top ten most influential in West Midlands
Nuclear Energy / Research

Nuclear Physicist named among top ten most influential in West Midlands

Professor Martin Freer, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, and Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and the Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Research and Education at the University of Birmingham, has been named in The Birmingham Post’s top ten most influential people in the West Midlands from the world of academia. This was … Continue reading

Nine ways steel could build a greener economy
Future Energy Technologies

Nine ways steel could build a greener economy

Gavin Harper, Visiting Researcher, Centre for Solar Energy Research at Glyndwr University, and Energy Development Manager, Birmingham Energy Institute, University of Birmingham discusses ways steel could build a greener economy The article was originally featured in The Conversation Steel might be the largest industrial carbon dioxide emitter, but Britain’s troubled industry could be a big part of … Continue reading

“The Energy Systems Catapult will support the development of new technology to drive future economic growth”, says Nick Winser
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Uncategorized

“The Energy Systems Catapult will support the development of new technology to drive future economic growth”, says Nick Winser

Nick Winser, Chairman of the Energy Systems Catapult, discussed how the Catapult will help deliver the UK’s objectives for the transformation of energy systems at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 11 February 2016. With a focus on energy innovation to meet the 2050 climate and energy target, Nick Winser informed students and guests that … Continue reading

The World Trade Network and the Environment
Climate Change / Energy Economics

The World Trade Network and the Environment

Dr Maria Jesus Herrerias, University of Birmingham, Carlos Aller, University of Girona, and Lorenzo Ductor, Middlesex University London, examine the role of the world trade network on the environment and discuss their investigation into an innovative way of measuring the effect of international trade.  In a growing, integrated and globalised international market, sustainable development and … Continue reading

Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult
Birmingham Energy Institute events / Uncategorized

Nick Winser discusses Global Energy Policy Challenges, Innovation and the Catapult

  Delivering the latest event in the Birmingham Energy Institute Lecture Series, Nick Winser will discuss how the Energy Systems Catapult will help deliver the UK’s objectives for the transformation of UK and global energy systems. Thursday 11 February 2016, 6pm (followed by drinks reception) Room 124, Chemical Engineering (Y11 on the campus map), University … Continue reading