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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Featured people: Ximena Schmidt

Ximena Schmidt cropped

Dr Ximena Schmidt of the University of Manchester tells us about her work investigating life cycles of food and their environmental, economic and social implications. Dr Schmidt is part of the Centre for the Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains (CSEF).   Read Ximena’s profile More EUED featured people More […]

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SIRACH gathering features four EUED Centres

SIRACH meeting

Representatives of the CEE, CSEF, DEMAND and I-STUTE centres contributed to the SIRACH networking meeting on 20th April. Entitled ‘Energy reduction and sustainability in the food chain’ the event was hosted by the CSEF Centre at Brunel University and led by Graeme Maidment and Judith Evans of i-STUTE. More details […]

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RCUK India Energy Demand workshop, New Delhi

India RCUK workshop

The CEE Centre’s Tadj Oreszczyn, i-STUTE’s Bob Critoph and CSEF’s Savvas Tassou were in India this week for a meeting set up by Research Councils UK India and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST). The purpose of the workshop (held in New Delhi on 22nd April) was to discuss […]

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Featured people: Lesh Gowreesunker


One of a series of profiles of people working in the End Use Energy Demand Centres and associated projects across the country. Name Dr Lesh Gowreesunker EUED Centre or Project Techno-economic modelling of the national UK food chain using the TIMES model (CSEF Centre) Tell us about your work My […]

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April Sirach event features EUED Centres

The i-STUTE Centre’s SIRACH network meeting on energy reduction and sustainability on 20th April will feature input from the CSEF, DEMAND and CEE Centres. The meeting – 20th April – will be held at the Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food Chains (CSEF) at Brunel University. The event will […]

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Ice cream life cycle

University of Manchester researchers from the EUED CSEF Centre have traced the life cycle of vanilla ice cream produced and consumed in the UK, gaining insights into energy use in food chains. Postgraduate researcher Antonios Konstantas has carried out in-depth research on vanilla ice cream from raw materials to manufacturing, packaging, […]

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