Most businesses are now convinced that they will have to reduce their carbon emissions and they are increasingly making net zero a concrete goal. Meeting this challenge will require a thorough examination of technologies and business models. Imperial College London aims to be an intelligent partner, providing technological innovation and business insights that support the decarbonisation process.
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Five ways you can work with Imperial and other universities to decarbonise your business
1. Redesigned products
New cleaning products, car components, and clothing lines: Experts from Imperial are harnessing advances in science and engineering to help businesses rapidly develop next-generation products that use more sustainable materials and help consumers do more with less energy.
2. New business models
Innovative business models such as take-back schemes can reduce waste, maximise re-use and minimise emissions. Imperial experts at the intersection of behavioural science, engineering, business, and policy are helping consumer goods and services companies gain the insights and proofs of concept they need to roll out new models worldwide.
3. Modern manufacturing techniques
Imperial researchers and partners in sectors such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals are working to advance manufacturing techniques that use fewer materials and more local supply chains. For hard-to-decarbonise industries like cement manufacturing, CCS technologies could reduce net emissions.
4. Low-carbon logistics
Electric transport could herald a new era of low carbon logistics from last-mile deliveries to hybrid heavy vehicles, but technical challenges abound in generation, charging and storage. Imperial researchers and startups are developing tech to help decarbonise any company that needs to get goods from A to B.
5. Energy-efficient operations
To reach net zero, companies will need to maximise the energy efficiency of their operations, from heating buildings to refrigerating goods. Imperial is helping small and large businesses to track their energy use, use more sustainable energy and increase energy efficiency across the board.