Energy, Environmental and Low Carbon Technologies
As a global centre for the development of novel materials and manufacturing techniques, the Sheffield region is the location of choice for companies delivering high-performance engineered products to demanding industry sectors including Offshore Wind and Renewables, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Oil and Gas markets, and significant capabilities for the UK’s civil nuclear sector.
The region has extensive research and development expertise within world leading centres of excellence including Sheffield Siemens Wind Power Research Centre, Sheffield University Waste Incineration Centre (SUWIC) and at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It is also home to many companies innovating in renewable energy generation and storage, low carbon transport, and supply chain technologies, including ITI Energy, Pulse Tidal, ITM Power, Chesterfield BioGas, Magtec and Magnomatics.
The AMP Technology Centre has the largest HydrogenMini Grid System (HMGS) installation in the UK, and is the first system to incorporate the ability to dispense high pressure hydrogen for vehicle refuelling and a fuel cell to generate electricity. Another specialist site for businesses within this sector is Beeley Wood Sustainable Recycling Village.
The Sheffield city region is focused on generating the skills required for a sustainable future economy and is home to University of Sheffield E Futures and Sheffield Hallam University Hallam Energy – both centres encouraging industrial collaboration and strategic relationships.
Sheffield's District Energy Network (DEN) is the largest heating network in the UK, uniquely providing both electricity and thermal energy to the customer base. The city has set itself challenging targets for future carbon reductions and is keen to work in partnership with innovative companies to reduce environmental impacts and develop sustainable energy infrastructure.
For more information, please contact Sustainabledevelopment@sheffield.gov.uk