We have active partnerships through a range of projects and programmes, both through academically funded research and commissioned consultancy. We manage, lead and deliver world-class research with our global partners across the spectrum of science, engineering, economics and business to support policymakers and industry in their decision-making.
Energy Systems Modelling
The majority of the work of our Energy Systems Modelling (ESM) team involves collaborative and partnership work. You can read about the team’s current activities; the Climate Compatible Growth programm, UK PACT and QEERI in the ESM section: Global Engagement.
Our emissions team work in partnership across a number of collaborations through both grant-funded research and short-term project consultancy.
Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
We're running one of 20 UK projects awarded as part of IDRIC's £6m Wave 2 funding package to decarbonise the UK's Industrial sectors.
Our project: “Unintended consequences? Life cycle comparison of UK industrial decarbonisation pathways” will investigate decarbonised scenarios for some of the UK’s most significant heavy industrial supply chains and apply Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) allowing us to identify and quantify potential pollution sources. This could be anything from indirect GHG emissions from using hydrogen to replace natural gas to more intensive water use, or even by-product pollution from new industrial processes.
Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions (Hi-ACT) Programme
The SGI has been provisionally selected as a Co-Investigator for the EPSRC’s new Hydrogen Integration for Accelerated Energy Transitions (Hi-ACT) Programme. Led by Prof. Sara Walker at Newcastle University, funding for the whole programme is expected to be confirmed by EPSRC in March 2023.
The long-term mission of Hi-ACT is to conduct multidisciplinary, qualitative, and quantitative research that will identify and map the complex relationships, interdependences, risks, expectations and needs of energy citizens and stakeholders. In doing so, the aim is to provide open and informed scrutiny of hydrogen integration, to unlock new insights to hydrogen pathways, and to protect national energy resilience.
It is anticipated that the SGI will lead Work Package 2: Whole System Understanding.