Funding for multiple projects will support heating, cooling, and industry decarbonisation
Dr Binjian Nie, Departmental Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded several grants to explore and demonstrate solutions in hard to decarbonize sectors using thermal batteries.
Heating and cooling for homes, industry and commercial premises is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, currently accounting for over a third of CO2 emissions in the UK. Heat demand in the UK accounts for around 44% of final energy consumption and is currently predominantly obtained by burning natural gas and oil. Heating is a more significant problem than cooling in the UK currently, but the rise of global temperatures and resulting increasing demand for cooling means that finding solutions to efficient, affordable, and sustainable ways of cooling is also a global problem.
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