Opportunities to collaborate with the know how and research capabilities of the Universities in areas of Low Carbon and sustainable developments including Vehicles, the Environment Energy and Building & Construction. 

Building & Construction

Low Impact Buildings Grand Challenge (Coventry University)

Covering a wide range of aspects from low carbon construction systems to intelligent monitoring and user experience of new building technologies.


Science City Energy Efficiency (University of Warwick)

Sustainable thermal technology & buildings - thermal systems, solar energy.



European Bioenergy Research Institute (Aston University)

Centre of excellence for bioentergy and biofuels by pyrolysis and gasification. High level industrial research and industry test centre. 


Basin Dynamics Group (Keele University)

Group specialisin in geological techniques applicable to oil exploration.


Institute of Enefty Research and Policy (University of Birmingham)

The University is a world leading specialist in low carbon energy and are particularly strong in bio-fuels bio waste to energy, supercritical fluids and hydrogen fuel cell development, testing and storage.


Sustainable Environment Research Group (Aston University)

SERG brings together experts from a range of backgrounds including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, hydrology, ecology and computer modelling. The common interest is in meeting the challenges posed by the impact of human activities on the environment. The group aims to develop tools and technologies that conserve and rehabilitate ecosystems while enabling international development.

Important themes include water resources and water treatment, land resources and land-based engineering, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. 


Centre for Energy Efficient Systems (Staffordshire University)

Research, design and developmetn of clean and efficient enerty systems including power electronic systems & devices, renewable energy systems & sources, materials science, thermoelectronic technology.


Bioenergy Research Group (Aston University)

The objectove of the BERG is to apply chemical-engineering science and technolgy to help provide the world with sufficient energy, fuels and chemicals from renewable and sustainable resources to meet tomorrow's needs. BERG is developing novel thermal processes whereby agricultural wastes, fast-growing wood, annual crops and biogenic wastes can be thermally converted in a biorefinery, using both fast pyrolysis and intermediate pyrolysis, into oils and gases which can, in turn, be used to generate electricity and produce transport fuels and chemicals.



Environment and Sustainability (Keele University)

Centre for sustainable technologies and services including demonstrators. Collaborative research and development Col Bed Methane, Geothermal and Carbon sequestration.


Applied & Enviornmental Geophysics Group (Keele University)

Internationally renowned group specialisint in the application of ultra-high resolution of geophysical techniques and numberoca; ,pde;;omg om Environmental, Geodynamic, Hydrocarbon, Forensic and Archaeological areas.


Institute for Environment, Sustainability & Regeneration (Staffordshire University)

Research & consultancy services in integrated pollution preventioin & control, low carbon initiatives & energy innovation, environmental justice, biodiversity, green space & healthy urban environments, environmental risks & hazards.



Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Research (University of Birmingham)

Collaborative research, R&D, testing of fues cells, student placements, training in hydrogen fuel cell technooogy, hydrogen storage and hydrogen creation from waste materials.


Warwick Manufacturin Group 

Low Carbon - broad range of research including Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project with industrial and HEI partners, Vehicle Energy Facility; a unice testing facility for hybrid powerplants, sustainable green materials, software integration, indegrated power control, mechanical energy conversion.