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  • Consultancy

    Tyndall Manchester’s cutting-edge research has substantial practical relevance, influence and application in the private sector and to policy making. Our team has been able to contribute its research expertise and methods to tackling a range of problems identified by outside organisations.

    This high impact work has influenced UK climate policy through intellectual leadership, and provides a conduit between scientific, business, NGO and policy domains.  Previous clients including The Co-op Bank, Welsh Assembly Government, the Advertising Standards Authority, BAA, Friends of the Earth, NWDA and Manchester City Council.

    We have a Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Carly McLachlan, dedicated to such Knowledge Transfer activities. If your work is influenced by energy and climate policy then we are happy to discuss consultancy activities on various timescales:

    • Keynote speakers, panel discussant
    • Specialist input or review, 2-5 days
    • Substantial research report, 10-60 days
    • Secondment, 20-40 days
    • CASE PhD Studentship, ongoing supervision over 3-4 years

    The Research and Expertise sections of the website provide an overview of our capabilities.

    Tyndall Manchester regularly contributes to the policy making process through participation in government and civil society stakeholder events and formal submissions to Parliamentary Select Committee inquiries.

  • Grants

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    Research Grants
    1. Roeder M, Thornley E P. "Stakeholder perception on land use for anaerobic digestion". EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). 2015 - 2015. £23,0 K.
    2. Bows-Larkin A. "Food@Manchester network". . UMRI. 2014 - 2014. £16,0 K.
    3. Gilbert P (PI), Thornley E P. "Investigating the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Biomass Feed Stocks Sourced from the UK". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2014 - 2014. £54,0 K.
    4. Bows-Larkin A, Anderson K L, Gilbert P. "Shipping in Changing Climates". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2013 - 2017. £1100,0 K.
    5. Gilbert P, Thornley E P, Mander S. "Whole System Impacts and Socio-economics of wide scale PV integration (WISE PV)". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2013 - 2016. £316,6 K. Abstract
    6. Roeder M, Thornley E P (PI), Jamieson C. "Energy from rice straw". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2013 - 2016. £661,0 K.
    7. Thornley E P (PI), Bridgwater A, Jones J, Harvey A, McManus M. "SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC. 2012 - 2017. £3567,0 K. Abstract
    8. Anderson K L (PI), Mander S, Wood R, Cotton I, Moriarty J. "Resilient Electricity Networks for Great Britain". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2011 - 2015. £977,0 K. Abstract
    9. Bows-Larkin A (PI). "Accounting on the High Seas". EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA). EPSRC KTA. 2011 - 2011. Manchester. £10,0 K. Abstract
    10. Bows-Larkin A (PI), Anderson K L, Thornley E P. "Developing an Interdisciplinary Theme : Climate Change and Food-Systems". EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA). 2011 - 2012. £25,0 K. Abstract
    11. Bows-Larkin A (PI), Anderson K L, Stansby P K, Filippone A, Mander S, Gilbert P, Starkey R C. "The High Seas Project: Assessing the technical and operational scope for rapid carbon emission reduction from global shipping". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2010 - 2013. £614,0 K. Abstract
    12. Bows-Larkin A (PI), Thornley E P, Mander S, Wood R, Roeder M, Barrett J, Campbell G, McLachlan C, Mander S, Gough C, Thom L. "SCI Flagship Project: Theme 3: Climate change and carbon: A consumer based view to mitigation and adaptation to climate change". Sustainable Consumption Institute. 2010 - 2012. £742,6 K. Abstract
    13. Bows-Larkin A (PI), Walsh C. "Shipping Consumption: Identifying gaps in emissions data". Sustainable Consumption Institute. 2010 - 2011. £85,0 K.
    14. Mander S, Mutale J (PI). "Active Distribution networks with full integration of Demand". FP7 European Union. 2010 - 2012. £0,0 K. Abstract
    15. Mander S, Upham P (PI), Gough C, Roberts T. "NEARCO2: Public perceptions of carbon capture and storage technology". FP7 European Union. 2009 - 2011. £226,7 K. Abstract
    16. Thornley E P, Kim J (PI), Upham P. "Thermal management of industrial processes". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2009 - 2011. £400,0 K. Abstract
    17. Mander S, Gough Clai. "CO2 Aquifer Storage Site Evaluation and Monitoring (CASSEM)". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2008 - 2009. £121,4 K.
    18. Anderson K L, Azapagic A (PI), Howell S D, Butler G, French S, Stoker G, Simpson J, Thomas P. "Sustainability Assessment of Nuclear Power: An Integrated Approach (SPRing)". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2008 - 2011. £260,8 K. Abstract
    19. Thornley E P (PI), Gilbert P, Walsh C, Upham P. "Supergen Bioenergy Consortium - Theme 6: System analysis". Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). 2007 - 2011. £485,7 K. Abstract
    Teaching Grants
    1. Anderson K L (PI), Gilbert P, McLachlan C, Gale A W. "Climate change for strategic thinkers". EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA). 2011 - 2012. £79,6 K.
    Other funding Grants
    1. Thornley E P. "Sustainability of biomass imports". EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA). EPSRC. 2011 - 2012. £10,0 K.
    2. Thornley E P. "Thermalnet - the European network for biomass pyrolysis, gasification and combustion". European Commission. 2004 - 2008. €60,0 K.
  • Publicly available reports

    High Seas, High Stakes

     

    The report's findings highlight that much more needs to be done even to just curb the rate of growth in emissions, with slow-steaming - where ships run at lower speeds during their voyages in order to reduce fuel burn - an essential part of the push towards cutting CO2. It also highlights the importance of looking at the bigger picture. One high profile policy area currently in the minds of the shipping industry is how to cut the sulphur content of fuels. New regulations that encourage the uptake of fuels that are lower in sulphur, such as low sulphur diesel, may ultimately release higher levels of CO2. Wind-assisted propulsion, in conjunction with other technologies, is one option that offers scope for addressing both CO2 and sulphur, but that has little traction in the current debate.

    Final Report         

    Carbon Dioxide within a Carbon Capture Storage
    What is COOLTRANS?

    Carbon Dioxide within a Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) system

    The COOLTRANS study is a large consortium project funded by National Grid looking at pipeline transportation of Carbon Dioxide within a Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) system.

     

    Contributing to the wider COOLTRANS project, Tyndall Manchester have explored the

    Our results can be found in these reports.


     

     

    A new ship on the horizon?

    Shipping technology roadmapping

    This report describes the outputs from a 'technology roadmapping' workshop, organised and facilitated by the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

     

    The workshop brought together stakeholders from a variety of technical, research, policy and industry backgrounds to explore potential options and timelines for achieving a significant reduction in CO2 emissions from the global shipping fleet with a focus on technological developments.

     



    Full report         

    Can the UK afford (not) to produce chemicals in 2050?

    A research briefing funded by EPSRC

    The Chemical and Process industry in the UK is the leading manufacturing export sector and underpins the advanced manufacturing sector across the economy. It is an essential part of any attempt to move to a low-carbon advanced economy.
    But in playing this role in the UK and within the EU it is exposed to a number of challenges, which government and companies need to meet if its contribution to society is to be maintained.

    Full report         

    What’s Cooking? Adaptation & Mitigation in the UK Food System

     

    This report presents findings based on an interdisciplinary systems level scenario approach designed specifically to address complex societal problems.

    The project was funded by the Sustainable Consumption Institute to explore how the UK food system may develop and change in response to futures bounded by more or less extreme climate impacts and emission cuts.

    What’s Cooking report  

    Making a Climate Commitment: Analysis of the first Report (2008) of the UK Committee on Climate Change

    for The Co-op Group and Friends of the Earth

     

    The Climate Change Act 2008 represents a significant step in the UK's effort to address climate change and demonstrates that scientific evidence, at least to some extent, is informing policy development. The CCC's inaugural Report sets out a series of recommendations to Government for the first three budget periods up to 2022, along with suggestions for how trading of emissions can be used to help realise them.

     

     

    Climate Change Report   

    Public Attitudes, Understanding, and Engagement in relation to Low-Carbon Energy: A selective review of academic and non-academic literatures

    for RCUK Energy Programme

    This report provides an introduction to some of the most relevant social science theory and concepts relating to public engagement (chapter 3), before reviewing findings on attitudes and engagement relating to energy supply, storage and distribution technologies (chapter 4); energy demand attitudes and engagement (chapter 5); and energy systems and research engagement (chapter 6). The report also discusses cross-cutting themes, knowledge gaps and recommendations for public engagement in the RCUK Energy Programme.

    Report for RCUK Energy Programme  

     

    Shipping and climate change: Scope for unilateral action

     

     

    This report presents research on international shipping emissions and climate change undertaken at The University of Manchester by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI).

    The research considers the role that the shipping sector could play in mitigating total global emissions, with a particular focus on assessing the potential for UK unilateral action.




    Shipping climate change report   

    Aviation in the North West: Emissions, Economics and Organisational Flying

    for Friends of the Earth

    The international community recognises climate change as one of the greatest threats facing the social, environmental and economic well-being of humankind. At a national level, the UK has demonstrated a clear international lead in responding to climate change by putting the need for and delivery of greenhouse gas emissions reductions on a statutory footing through the Climate Change Act 2008. This act introduced legally-binding targets to achieve emission reductions in both the short and longer term. Furthermore, and unlike previous UK emission reduction policies, the Climate Change Act includes international aviation emissions explicitly in its 80 per cent 2050 target and implicitly within the current budgets.

    Aviation in the North West Report    

     

    Living within a Carbon Budget

    for Friends of the Earth and The Co-operative Bank

     

    A landmark report highlighting for the first time the practical importance of cumulative emissions for developing meaningful and evidence based decarbonisation polices. The report details energy system scenarios commensurate with very low carbon decarbonisation pathways, with a particular focus on transport.


    Living within Carbon Budget Report

    Decarbonising the UK: Energy for a climate conscious future

     

    The Decarbonising the UK scenarios produced by the Tyndall Centre are the first to fully integrate the energy system and include carbon dioxide emissions from land, sea and air transport. The scenarios integrate the perspectives of energy analysts, engineers, economists and social and environmental scientists to provide a whole system understanding of how the UK Government can achieve a 'true' 60% carbon dioxide reduction target by 2050.

    Decarbonising Report           

    Towards a 2°C future: emission reduction scenarios for Wales

    for Welsh Assembly Government

    The Welsh Assembly Government is already demonstrating strong leadership on sustainable development, putting associated principles at the heart of the Assembly Government vision for the future. Climate change is a central issue within the recently published One Wales: One Planet, The Sustainable Development Scheme of the Welsh Assembly Government, as is the desire to respond to its challenges in a meaningful way.

    Emission Reduction Report     

    Growth scenarios for EU and UK Aviation: Contradictions with Climate Policy

    for Friends of the Earth Trust Ltd

    The Decarbonising the UK scenarios produced by the Tyndall Centre are the first to fully integrate the energy system and include carbon dioxide emissions from land, sea and air transport. The scenarios integrate the perspectives of energy analysts, engineers, economists and social and environmental scientists to provide a whole system understanding of how the UK Government can achieve a 'true' 60% carbon dioxide reduction target by 2050.

    Growth Scenarios Report         

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