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Centre for Sustainable Development

Est 2000 - home of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Emissions Reductions from Energy and Material Systems



UK FIRES is a major research programme, comprising of subscribing industrial partners and academics from Cambridge, Imperial College, Oxford, Bath, Nottingham and Strathclyde who are funded from 2019-2024 by a £5m programme grant from the EPSRC. The challenge of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 requires industry to place Resource Efficiency at the heart of its strategy. UK FIRES takes a pragmatic approach: we focus only on technologies that are available to us today and exclude those that have yet to be proven at meaningful scale, since they simply may not be ready in time.  

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C-THRU is a 3-year, US$4m, international research project which aims to deliver foresight on the future interventions and innovation opportunities in the petrochemical sector required to minimise greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This will be achieved by delivering the world’s most comprehensive, reliable and transparent account of current and future emissions for the global petrochemical sector. 

Link to C-THRU PROJECT here: 


For further information please contact Dr André Cabrera Serrenho.