Energy and CO2


The Department hosts leading experts in the fields of energy and low-carbon chemical processing. Our work in these areas is highly multi- and inter-disciplinary and we collaborate extensively with industry and other leading academic groups. We have particularly strong expertise and capabilities in the areas of:

  • Energy systems safety engineering (e.g. CO2 pipeline rupture and safety)
  • Low carbon processes (e.g. more efficient routes to cement manufacture)
  • Energy systems design and optimization
  • Waste to energy technology
  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage (e.g. fuel cells and batteries)
  • Low carbon energy technologies (e.g. biomass gasification using fluidized bed technologies)
  • Spent nuclear fuel reprocessing technologies for separations (e.g. molten salts, extractions using ionic liquids)
  • Photo-catalytic processes for hydrogen production, reduction of CO2 to fuel and biomass conversion.
Photo of molten salt

The Centre for CO2 Technology is the hub for technological energy RD&D in the Department and benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and laboratory space.

Operating within the Centre, the Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL) is a new initiative developed in collaboration with external consultants (Ionic Ventures) and UCLB. Based on open innovation, the EIL exploits research in the area of electrochemical science and engineering with a view to accelerating the deployment and commercialization of promising technologies.

Our energy research portfolio also includes work on novel CO2 processing and capture in our new purpose built Wolfson laboratory.

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