What is Energy2050?
Changing the way we make and use energy
Energy2050 is one of the UK’s largest energy research institutes. Based at the University of Sheffield, we have over 120 academics and more than 250 PhD students undertaking energy research and innovation.
De-risking investment in energy technologies through faster prototyping and better manufacturing
We go beyond traditional university research boundaries to deliver industry and policy relevant innovation. We work with companies and government to de-risk investment in energy technologies to deliver cheaper, secure and clean energy.
We have world class innovation facilities to test new energy technologies; prototyping expertise to accelerate the process from blueprint to market; and advanced engineering and manufacturing understanding to reduce the cost and time of making components.
Training the next generation of energy leaders
From the UK’s longest-running and largest MSc course on Energy Engineering, to our four national centres for training energy PhDs, we are training the next generation of energy leaders who will use their expertise in academia, industry and government.
Our energy challenges
The UK was the first country to set legally binding targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2050.
Global need for energy is increasing at a time when the risks and challenges of climate change are well understood. And people around the world are demanding cheap, reliable energy.
The World Energy Council has called these challenges the “energy trilemma” – of delivering affordable, secure and sustainable energy.
Energy systems – more interaction, more complex
As countries move away from fossil fuels, they will need a greater range of energy technologies, with smarter grids and networks.
So at Energy2050 we look at both the individual technologies and also how these technologies interact and integrate.
Our energy systems will grow more complex in the years ahead. We are working hard to help governments and companies understand the full energy system, not just parts of it.
More details about Energy2050, please click here.
Currently, we are working on alternative aviation fuel projects. In order to support this project, partners from Indonesia are required:
- Lecturer or researcher in Indonesian university, company or institution.
- Currently working or planning to work on alternative fuels. (Aviation fuels are preferable)
What we offer:
- Research funding (£50,000-£300,000) for two years duration.
- Research facilities at the University of Sheffield. (Link to Aviation Fuels & Additive Training Course | Link to Sustainable Aviation Research)
Please send application or inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th June 2016.