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Research beacons: Energy

23 Feb 2015

The University is pioneering the energy systems of the future so that we can continue to heat our homes, light our buildings and travel

Our research beacons showcase areas where our researchers work with colleagues from across the University and beyond to produce solutions that are distinct to Manchester.

World-class research is the first goal of our Manchester 2020 strategy. Our aim is to be among the top 25 research universities in the world by 2020.

This month, we look at how our energy experts are taking on key energy challenges.

Our expertise is enhancing the efficiency and viability of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal and bioenergy. It’s supporting partners in the bridging fuel sectors, such as oil and gas, to continue to meet demand. At our Dalton Nuclear Institute, the most advanced academic nuclear research capability in the UK, we’re guiding the UK government’s industrial strategy for the civil nuclear sector.

We provide UK network partners with the knowledge to deliver reliable and sustainable power, and we’re developing techniques to store energy so it’s available at times of peak demand when consumption may exceed generation.

We’re also finding out more about how today’s urban society uses energy, blending expertise from engineering and the social sciences to learn more about demand and how it can be met.

Learn more