Workshop – Energy Demand Research Challenges

energy demand workshop

Energy Demand Research Challenges Workshop Tuesday 13th March, London Workshop run by Professor Nick Eyre, Research Councils’ UK Energy Demand Research Champion. The EPSRC recently funded Professor Nick Eyre as the Energy Demand Research Champion for the Research Councils’ Energy Programme. The aim of the Champion grant is to develop a proposal […]

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CSEF New Laboratory Facilities

CSEF laboratory drawing

CSEF New Laboratory Facilities Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food Chains (CSEF) new laboratory and waste heat recovery unit. Since the establishment of CSEF the team has attracted significant funding and established a strong reputation for research in energy efficiency and demand reduction in the food and other energy-intensive […]

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Food routines and energy policy

food routines

Understanding energy-intensive food routines, and identifying opportunities for intervention. A new paper entitled ‘Food related routines and energy policy: A focus group study examining potential for change in the United Kingdom’ (published in Energy Research and Social Science) from researchers at the University of Manchester part of CSEF (Centre for Sustainable Energy […]

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CSEF I-ThERM workshop papers


24th October saw a gathering of heat recovery and conversion experts gather at Brunel for CSEF’s I-ThERM workshop. The international event featured presenters from seven different European countries who presented their ground breaking work in industrial heat recovery techniques such as novel heat pipes, compressors and condensors. i-THERM aims to […]

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ICSEF 2018 announced

ICSEF 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource in Food Chains (ICSEF 2018) will be held in Limassol, Cyprus from 10-12 October 2018. Following on from the successful 1st ICSEF conference in London in April 2017, the 2018 will focus again on production, processing, distribution, retail, consumption and policy […]

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ICSEF conference proceedings online


The proceedings also include papers from the Symposium on Heat Recovery and Efficient Conversion and Utilisation of Waste Heat which followed ICSEF. The online proceedings also include an editorial from CSEF Director Professor Savvas Tassou and Dr Guiseppe Bianchi. Over 50 articles are included in the collection which is available […]

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CSEF i-ThERM October workshop


The Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) will run a one day workshop on 24th October entitled Industrial Thermal Energy Recovery, Conversion and Management (i-ThERM). The free event will be held at CSEF’s Brunel University site. Presentations will focus on heat recovery and conversion from high and […]

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Can bio-foam send polystyrene packing?


A new blog from the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) looks at a new form of bio-foam packaging that may reduce energy demand and waste. CSEF researchers are developing a novel process for cost-effective bio-foam production. Packaging foams such as polystyrene are derived from fossil fuels […]

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Cooking with (hydrogen) gas


A new CSEF blog reports on a project using solar power to create hydrogen as a cleaner, safer cooking fuel in developing countries. Researchers from the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF)’s Brunel University team report that in some countries using fossil fuels and biomass for preparing […]

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iCSEF conference report


CSEF’s first international conference on Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains (iCSEF) was held on 19-21st April.  The event took place at the Beaumont Estate Hotel in Windsor and welcomed over 100 delegates from across the world.  The delegates took in over 70 papers and keynotes across the […]

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ICSEF 2017 Conference Programme

ICSEF 2017

Full details of the content of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains’ ICSEF 2017 international conference have been released. The event will take place from 19th – 21st April in Windsor, UK. The main themes of the conference will be production, retail, processing, consumptions, distributions and food […]

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A wolf in lamb’s clothing?

food chains

A blog on the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) site looks at the lifecycle of meat products and the energy used in producing them.  The blog is based on the work of a project entitled ‘A review of the energy consumption in the UK fresh meat […]

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New CSEF food energy website

food energy

The Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains have upgraded their website with a new layout and easier access to publications, profiles and news on food energy.   The site showcases the Centre’s work across its three institutions – Brunel University and the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester – […]

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Research Fellow in Energy Systems – Vacancy


The Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) is looking for a Research Fellow in Energy Systems – Waste Heat to Power Generation. The activities of the appointee will involve cycle modelling, both steady state and transient, to investigate performance characteristics, component sizing and control strategies, optimisation of […]

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CSEF International Conference 2017


The Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) will hold an international conference in April 2017 in Windsor, UK. The conference will bring together scientists and engineers working in the field of energy and resource use in food chains to report on the latest thinking, technologies and approaches […]

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New paper: Managing Energy in Food Supply Chains

Supermarket aisles

Members of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) Manchester team have recently published a new paper entitled ‘Trends and drivers of end-use energy demand and the implications for managing energy in food supply chains: Synthesising insights from the social sciences’. The paper appears in the Journal […]

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Waste heat project more than just hot air

Savvas Tassou

A new project linked to the Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF) will develop tools to convert low-temperature waste heat into electricity. The project will be lead by CSEF Director Professor Savvas Tassou at Brunel University and will work with industry partners Spirax Sarco, Howden Compressors and […]

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