20 - 23 June 2022

Royce to showcase role of materials science at EPSRC engineering net zero week

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) will host a stand at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC’s) engineering net zero week’s physical showcase event, which takes place from 21 to 23 June at the new Advanced Research Centre at the University of Glasgow.

The week itself will run from 20 to 24 June and is set to showcase EPSRC-funded research that addresses the challenges linked to meeting 2050 net zero strategic targets, focussing on four thematic areas:

  • towards net zero energy
  • solutions for a greener industry and urbanisation
  • our green future
  • delivering zero emissions transport and mobility solutions.

The event will bring researchers, industry leaders and policy makers together to reflect on and raise awareness of the EPSRC investments made in this space and continue the conversations that took place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

Royce will demonstrate that materials science is a key enabler within the green economy and is already contributing to our progress towards net-zero in a number of critical areas, from research into materials that will deliver major advances in efficient energy storage, to fuel cell development to exploit hydrogen and more efficient solar cells to harvest sunlight.

For the circular economy, which cuts across everything we do in society, Royce will set out how we need a range of new and advanced materials with a focus on sustainability, considering the full life-cycle from initial raw material extraction, through to manufacture and end-of-life reuse or recycling.

Dr Kedar Pandya, EPSRC Director for Cross-Council Programmes said:

“We look forward to celebrating the work undertaken by the research and innovation community to provide the solutions to deliver net zero.

“Our engineering net zero week will demonstrate the critical work being undertaken in the engineering and physical sciences to discover, develop and deploy net zero solutions for future generations.”

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