The University of Nottingham Energy Institute unites energy research across a range of disciplines, drawing on multidisciplinary expertise across our Faculties of Engineering, Science and Social Science.

An impressive portfolio of research, development and demonstration has been built up over 25 years, attracting significant funding from government and industry to deliver high profile impact. Energy activities are focused on the key societal challenges of 'Transport and Mobility', 'Energy Generation and Management' and 'Communities and the Built Environment'. 

We are proud to be part of the  Energy Research Accelerator (ERA), a cross-disciplinary and multi-partner energy research hub in the Midlands. We work alongside Aston University, the University of Birmingham, the British Geological Survey, Leicester University, Loughborough University and the University of Warwick.




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Research facilities shaping the future

If you're looking for research facilities with a difference, then the University of Nottingham Energy Institute is right for you. We have an abundance of specialist, multi-million pound facilities which are helping us to find solutions to global challenges.

From advancing new energy technologies, to new materials and methods of manufacturing, to the latest developments in aeronautics and power electronics - we're always upgrading our facilities to deliver world-changing research that we share through collaboration, alongside outreach and knowledge exchange.

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Sustainable futures

The GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
Our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

At the University of Nottingham, we address the complex challenges facing our planet and are committed to making an outstanding contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Building more effective tools for environmental education

Educational resources that target children’s sense of agency are key in supporting behavioural change. To combat climate change, we need to understand how to design and implement these into the curriculum most effectively argues Jonathan Halls.

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Professor Shearer West, Vice-Chancellor and President
Climate change: a university determined to make a difference

Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West reflects on COP27 and says to tackle the greatest challenge of our time we must accelerate the delivery of sustainable technologies and solutions.

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