Energy Lancaster brings together Lancaster University's world leading expertise in a wide range of energy related areas, covering the demand and supply of energy.

By combining cutting edge research in these areas with expertise across Lancaster and beyond, Energy Lancaster is working in partnership with global organisations in the development and management of secure and sustainable energy supplies in support of the world's energy needs.

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Access Expertise

  • Biogas and biomass gasification
  • Carbon management
  • Clean coal
  • Energy and behavioural change
  • Download the Energy and Behavioural Change factsheet
  • Energy demand management and modelling
  • Energy policy and economics
  • Fuel cells
  • Nuclear energy
  • Photovoltaics and photocatalysis
  • Transport and transport usage
  • Wet renewables
  • Download the Water Renewables factsheet
  • Wind energy

Benefits of Collaboration

  • Access unique knowledge and technologies
  • Access specialist training in energy from waste
  • Gain extra resources through student engagement activities
  • Tap into our global network
  • Access multi-million pound facilities

Working in Partnership

We have on-going relationships with a broad range of industrial partners includingBAE SystemsBPCentricaYorkshire WaterFiatIBME-ON, UK Energy, QinetiQ,Strategic Energy ConsultingStopford Environment and EnergyWater Technology,EDF EnergyPilkingtonOxley Instruments, and major food retailer outlets.

In addition, we work in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board,Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsDepartment of Energy and Climate ChangeCarbon Trust, The Royal Academy of EngineeringNational Nuclear LaboratoryNuclear Decommissioning Authority,Lloyds Register Foundation, and the Institute of Civil Engineers.

Our enterprise activities are organised across seven key interdisciplinary themes which build on disciplinary excellence and provide natural points of collaboration:

Forming Partnerships

Organisations can access our expertise through five types of collaborative partnership:

Partnership Examples

Informing energy choices using ubiquitous sensing

A 24 month project team brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers from the fields of computer science, economics, ethnography and carbon profiling, and is funded by ESRC Sustainability.

The project aims to explore the feasibility of identifying and informing people of critical moments in their daily activities that have carbon impact, so they can individually and collectively make savings, by creating digital end-user applications and probes focused around behaviour intervention for lower-carbon lifestyles.

Hydro-power resource modelling

Hydro-power turbines produce one fifth of the entire world's electricity and work is in progress on the exploitation of hydro-power by converting water pressure into air pressure, which allows the use of much smaller, less-expensive turbines running in air.

Our latest regional project, the hydro resource model project, looks at the economic and technical issues of hydro sites in the Northwest.

Project partners include the National TrustEnvironment AgencyUnited Utilities and Lancashire County Council.