Research case studies
There is a broad range of energy related research done at Imperial College London. We have collected case studies from across the university to showcase the people doing the work.
Work to develop clean fossil fuels is vital for the UK to ensure that its energy supply is affordable and secure as the country tries to minimize climate change. Scientists and engineers at Imperial are developing a diverse range of approaches and technologies that will be needed to minimise emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, from the use of fossil fuels over the coming few decades.
Read our Clean Fossil Fuels case studies.
As the global population expands and demand for energy and power increase our energy systems will come under greater stresses. Scientists and engineers at Imperial are developing a diverse range of approaches and technologies that will be needed to strengthen our energy infrastructure and rethink how organisations and people use energy.
Read our Energy Infrastructure case studies.
Transport is vital for economic growth and quality of life but carbon emissions from transport are not falling as much as other sources such as power generation and manufacturing. Scientists and engineers at Imperial are working on a diverse range of approaches and technologies needed to decarbonise the UK transport system.
Read our Low Carbon Transport case studies.
The UK as a whole needs to reduce carbon emissions and this will require consistent and clear energy policy and public support for innovation in this area. Scientists, engineers and economists at Imperial are helping shape energy policy and promote innovation by identifying issues relevant to future policymaking and analysing the evidence base for various policies.
Read our Policy and Innovation case studies.
The UK Government has pledged to obtain 15% of the country’s energy from renewable sources by 2020 as part of its efforts to cut greenhouse emissions by 80% between 1990 and 2050, while ensuring that the energy supply is secure and affordable. Scientists and engineers at Imperial are working in collaboration with academia, industry and the government on a range of projects to realise this goal.
Read our Sustainable Power case studies.