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Decarbonising the UK's cold food chain
Decarbonising the UK's cold food chain

The UK food industry operates a network of around 84,000 refrigeration units to transport perishable goods. The H2Cool project aims to decarbonise the UK's cold food chain by developing dual-use energy storage technology, capable of delivering hydrogen to a fuel cell and generating direct cooling for refrigeration.

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Driving electrification of aircraft
Driving electrification of aircraft

A Nottingham researcher has helped to create a growing global network of academics dedicated to securing net-zero aviation. The group focuses on innovative technologies for electrification of aircraft and collaborates with policymakers and industry to accelerate change.

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Biochar trial to trap C02
Biochar trial to trap C02

The University of Nottingham is leading the UKs largest trial to evaluate the viability of a material called biochar to store carbon from the atmosphere to counter the impact of climate change.

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Battery breakthrough for electric vehicles
Battery breakthrough for electric vehicles

In the largest research programme of its kind in the world, we have helped show how the battery life and efficiency of batteries in electric vehicles could be improved by optimising EV charging to the national grid.

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Protecting communities against the risk of flood
Protecting communities against the risk of flood

The risk of flooding is becoming ever more serious, both in the UK and across the globe, and the challenge of protecting our homes and cities is becoming increasingly important. We work with communities to protect them against flood risk and make them greener, healthier places to live.

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Power to the people: a model for green cities
Power to the people: a model for green cities

Nottingham’s Trent Basin housing development is a model for community energy schemes. A partnership between scientists, developers, industry, the energy supply chain, city council and residents, it features hundreds of low-carbon homes and Europe’s largest community battery.

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Student creates foodbank cookbook
Student creates foodbank cookbook

For families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, dietetics student Sophie Conant created simple recipes featuring ingredients commonly provided by foodbanks. The nutritious recipes have been designed to be cooked using just a kettle or microwave.

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Cleaner cooking, healthier lives
Cleaner cooking, healthier lives

Inhaling smoke from cooking on wood fires or stoves causes ten times as many deaths as malaria. Such smoke is also a leading source of CO2 emissions. Our Clean Cooking project in Malawi explores sustainable technologies to reduce this toll on people and the planet.

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Sensing a quantum revolution
Sensing a quantum revolution

Turning tiny flaws in diamond into incredibly sensitive quantum devices will transform the way we sense the world, unlocking unprecedented advances in health, food and every aspect of our lives. Professor Melissa Mather is pioneering this revolution.

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Ceramic coatings create greener aviation
Ceramic coatings create greener aviation

Advanced ceramic coatings for aircraft are essential to achieving net zero aviation. They allow aero engines to operate more efficiently at extreme conditions, saving fuel and cutting CO2 emissions. Our research uses artificial intelligence and green chemistry to create advanced ceramic coatings for the next generation of air and space travel, with this complex innovation manufactured using fewer materials, at higher volumes and at a fraction of today’s costs.

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Sustainable food chain
Sustainable food chain

Meat production is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gases and according to a 2022 United Nations report a shift towards plant-based diets could have real impact on climate change. At the International Flavour Research Centre, our scientists are exploring plant-based meat alternative flavours, which will encourage people to eat less meat and make the food chain less damaging to our planet.

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Designing plant roots to capture carbon
Designing plant roots to capture carbon

Scientists have discovered how to potentially design root systems to grow deeper. Not only will this help crops become more resilient by being able to better reach water and nutrients, it could develop ways to capture carbon deeper in soil.

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Reducing dairy's carbon hoofprint
Reducing dairy's carbon hoofprint

Soya is used in animal feed and is linked to deforestation in South America. By exploring the potential of sustainable sources of protein, we’re helping to transform the UK animal feed industry and lower dairy farming’s carbon hoofprint.

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Clean energy for communities in Kenya
Clean energy for communities in Kenya

In Kenya, we’re exploring how schools could serve as clean energy hubs, generating, storing and distributing sustainable power, while promoting education and awareness of sustainability and acting as a model of empowerment for low-income communities.

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