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Royce launches 'Materials for the Energy Transition' online consultation

The Henry Royce Institute invites you to take part in a consultation on the topic of ‘Materials for the Energy Transition’. Hosted by the Institute of Physics, this activity will support roadmapping being conducted by the Royce. 

The online consultation will take no more than 30 minutes and will close on 6 March 2020.
Click here to access the consultation.
Materials for the Energy Transition

The UK has become the first major economy in the world to pass a net-zero emissions law, setting an ambitious target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The development and adoption of more energy-efficient materials is an important enabler for the UK to achieve this goal.

The Royce is working with the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), supported by the Institute of Physics (IOP), to develop roadmaps on four key areas of materials for the energy transition:

1.       Future of materials for low-carbon methods of hydrogen generation;

2.       The future of materials in photovoltaic systems;

3.       New materials for heat exchange systems (thermoelectric and caloric);

4.       Low-loss digital processes and electronics.

The consultation will support the development of these roadmaps and includes an opportunity for you to register your interest to attend the launch event for the roadmaps at the IOP on 15 June 2020.

Please note that the major topics of energy storage, offshore wind, and nuclear power are not being addressed in this particular consultation, although it is recognised that they are vital technologies to aid the UK’s Energy Transition, as demonstrated by recent investment through the Faraday Institution and the Royce.

The roadmapping process will:

  • Understand the current state-of-art in each area of interest
  • Define current challenges that present barriers to meeting UK’s net zero targets
  • Define the anticipated future challenges that present barriers to meeting UK’s net zero targets;
  • Identify and prioritise the best solutions to make step-changes in research to reach 2050 targets
  • Identify the desired performance targets of these solutions.
Click here to access the consultation.

Thank you in advance for supporting this work. For any queries please contact scienceandinnovation@iop.org.