Energy

Access to a plentiful supply of cheap, clean energy, along with a need to minimise impact on our environment, are amongst the foremost challenges of the 21st century.

Chemical and biochemical processes are used for energy conversion – from hydrocarbons to cleaner fuels, from heat to power, from biomass to biofuels, for nuclear power generation and nuclear fuel recycling – and also consume significant amounts of energy.

Research in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science is developing and optimizing novel materials and conversion processes, such as in fuel cells and redox flow batteries, effective processing pathways to produce sustainable biofuels and biochemicals, and new methodologies for design and optimisation of integrated chemical and biochemical processes.

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