University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand. The special strains of E. coli bacteria produces a fuel almost identical to conventional diesel. Read more.
Environment, Sustainability and Food Security
Our researchers work with partners to provide solutions in ecology; biodiversity and conservation; agriculture; aquaculture and food security; environmental economics and policy; sustainability; development and circular economy; water; environmental risk and resilience; climate change; and environmental data and analytics.
Our work on ecology, biodiversity and conservation is broad and varied, covering both land and marine, fauna and flora.
We work with industry to research and inform sustainable water supply, waste management and flood risk management.
The impacts of environmental risk are felt globally and will only increase in the face of climate change, urbanisation, and population growth.
Environmental data and analytics increasingly influence day to day decisions across a wide range of sectors.
Working with the public and private sectors, we apply world-leading research in areas such as the management of natural capital, ecosystem services, and rural policy.