University of Sheffield

The Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield carries out research across a wide spectrum of fields, including decarbonisation of industrial processes, energy use and efficiency, bioenergy/biomass, carbon capture and utilisation technology, alternative sustainable fuels and renewable energy. With over 300 researchers working together to solve the world’s biggest energy challenges, the Energy Institute strips away the traditional research silos of engineering, science, social science and policy. The Energy Research Institute is a truly interdisciplinary institute that can be more responsive to the demands of industry and the needs of society.

The new £21+ million Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC) at the University of Sheffield, supported by BEIS and ERDF funding, is involved in a range of research and innovation programmes and projects to support the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Operational from September 2020, TERC will give global companies and new technology start-ups access to state-of-the-art testing facilities. It will give opportunities to collaborate with leading academics in new low-carbon energy research to test, optimise and demonstrate technologies at pilot/commercial scale.

TERC builds on the success of the existing PACT pilot-scale facilities and will join the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Factory 2050 and the Faculty of Engineering research centres, located at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), the nucleus of the Sheffield City Region’s emerging Global Innovation Corridor.