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Research impact in Clean Growth

Research impact

Research impact

Research impact

Research impact

Renewable energy and waste reduction

Economic impact of offshore wind farms on fisheries

Collaborating with the UK government’s Marine Management Organisation. Researchers are applying macroeconomic modelling analysis to measure the impact offshore wind farms have on marine ecosystem services like fisheries and tourism.
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What does decarbonisation mean for ecosystem services?

Gemma Delafieldresearcher at the University of Exeter Business School and part of the ADVENT project asks if the current UK government Clean Growth strategy acknowledges the wider environmental and social impacts of decarbonisation.
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Cornwall Local Energy Market

A three-year trial project developed in partnership with Centrica, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Energy Market is developing the first energy marketplace in the UK, enabling participants to flexibly sell energy from their own energy generation or consumption to the local network.
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Cornwall’s granite could hold key to geothermal potential

Granite from Cornwall will be examined by scientists from the Camborne School of Mines as part of a £1.8 million project in order to help the country increase its use of geothermal energy.
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Net-zero energy buildings

Dr Hasan Baig and his team have created an innovative glass block designed to collect solar energy and convert into electricity, which can be incorporated into the fabric of buildings.
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'Power shift' needed in energy research

Experts from ExeterEnergy's Energy Policy Group research group reveal women in energy research are under-represented. However the study also recommends how funders and universities can ensure female talent and expertise is mobilised in transforming our energy systems. 
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The future of efficient solar energy

Dr Adolfo De Sanctis’ research into charge funnelling can boost the efficiency of solar cells by 21 per cent to 65 per cent paving the way for the whole world to be powered by solar energy.

Advanced engineering and re-manufacturing

Making the railways safer and more reliable with Ze-Power

Ze-Power harvests energy from vibration caused by passing trains on the tracks to monitor and detect track damage in real time, reducing delays and maintenance work.
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Industry 4.0. is here

Digital Twinning is a topic of concern for many companies right now, researchers at the University are working with Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Babcock, AECOM, Bosch and Leonardo to explore industry challenges in industrial digitalisation.
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Graphene concrete

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete that is made using the wonder-material Graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.
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Hybrid drive and autonomous vehicles

Professor Chris Smith has worked with defence automotive specialist Supacat on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop advanced simulation tools, autonomous systems and AI enabled systems for the next generation of defence vehicles.
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Eco-composites for next generation low carbon vehicles

Exeter Advanced Technologies (X-AT) is collaborating with automotive industry partners Toyota, Ford and JCB to develop light-weight braking systems made for hybrid electric cars while also developing closed-loop recyclable vehicle structures.
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Reducing costs and waste in product development

Using high performance computers and specialist modelling software, Engineering staff at the University of Exeter have drastically reduced the number of test cycles, material waste, total cost and development time for Centek to launch new products.
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Food, agriculture and construction

Supporting resilient pollinator populations

The BEE-SEWARD project led by Professor Juliet Osborne aims to understand the decline of key pollinators, while predicting their distribution and survival in agricultural landscapes.
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Natural Environment Valuation Online tool (NEVO)

Dr Amy Binner, together with a team of experts and researchers from the University of Exeter Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, have worked with DEFRA to produce an easy to use online system for supporting and improving decisions regarding the use of, and investments, in the natural environment.
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Low carbon growing site for Lobsters

Funded by Innovate UK and BBSRC, offshore renewable energy specialists from the University of Exeter are working with the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, Cornwall. This collaborative project is establishing the world’s first pilot-scale on-growing site for clawed Lobsters using a low carbon sea based container culture approach, which requires no feed input.
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Circular economics and regional growth

Sustainability policies for Cornish land managers

The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) worked with estate management enterprise St Aubyn Estates, who manage 5,000 acres of Cornish land to develop clearly defined corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies.
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Developing recyclable wetsuits with Finisterre

Every year UK surfers replace their wetsuits resulting in three hundred and eighty tonnes of non-biodegradable chemical-based waste. To address this problem surf manufacturer Finisterre approached University of Exeter researchers for an alternative solution.
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Food and the Circular Economy - South West

The University of Exeter Business School led project is examining the challenges SME food and beverage manufacturers face in supply chain, IT, renewable energy and sustainable packaging, with the aim to deliver innovative solutions that contribute to a circular economy. 
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Lagas online natural capital hub

Led by the University of Exeter under the Tevi Programme, the Lagas online natural capital hub has a network of SME-hosted sensors and cameras showcasing Cornish landscapes, designed to effect clean growth by making the business case for sustainability.
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Tevi Challenge Networks

The Tevi Challenge Networks are designed to foster SME-led solutions to some of Cornwall's most pressing environmental challenges such as pollinators, georesources, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and food waste.
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Circular Jobs Monitor report

In partnership with Circle Economy based in the Netherlands, Tevi has produced a Circular Jobs Monitor report, a circular self-assessment and a series of workshops aimed at helping enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to better understand their growth potential.
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