The project aims to provide the first systematic quantitative and qualitative analysis of the role of finance in the evolution of the UK community energy sector; and develop recommendations for innovative policies, business models and finance mechanisms that will support future growth of the sector.
The project aims to examine what potential exists for the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK’s passenger car sector through incremental car technology improvements and changes in the sector’s political economy.
The project will strategically supplement the current research and bring a new perspective by providing much broader context, understanding and responses to the wide-scale deployment of energy storage.
The project explores how to replicate or up-scale low-impact solutions across the domains of water, food and energy.
The Centre will bring together multidisciplinary research groups of substantial complementary experience and internationally leading research track record from the Universities of Brunel, Manchester and Birmingham and a large number of key stakeholders to investigate and develop innovative approaches and technologies to effect substantial end use energy demand reductions.
This project will focus on the energy requirements for biomass harvesting, developing better models of gasification processes for different biomass varieties and experimentally determining impacts of biomass variance and pretreatment options on gasifier performance.
Biomass is unique within the renewables sector in that the sustainably accessible resource is finite. This project examines how best to utilise this limited resource in the UK investigating fuel characteristics, user requirements, conversion routes and their impacts
This project will put the UK at the forefront internationally of research into the shipping system and inform the UK and EU debates around the control of its shipping greenhouse gas emissions.
DiSECCS is designed to address an issue that is of considerable current concern in CCS, impacting on storage site operators, government regulators and, at a higher level, government policy.
Aiming to explore the wide scale integration of PV (Photovoltaic Systems) into the UK electricity networks, synthesizing in a holistic way the costs and benefits of possible PV scenarios from a system perspective.
This project will take rice straw, which is currently a waste material creating environmental problems in intensive rice systems across South and South-East Asia, and demonstrate the feasibility of converting it to a useful energy resource.
Tyndall Manchester has active links with other renewable energy projects within the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE)