The development, well-being, and progress of society is closely linked to the availability of energy. Chemical engineering is at the heart of sustainable energy technologies and the solutions required for net-zero, from conventional fuels and carbon capture to electrochemical devices for energy storage and green hydrogen production.
We are researching ways to make alternative energy sources, such as biomass, more economically competitive, as well as developing more effective methods for the extraction of conventional energy resources and carbon capture technologies.
In our department we are at the forefront of chemical and electrochemical process research for more efficient and clean energy production and storage. This includes technologies for more efficient green hydrogen production, storage and utilisation, and flow batteries for storage of intermittent renewable electricity.