SuperSmart Retail Workshop


SuperSmart Retail Workshop on Supermarkets On 7th April 2018, a ’SuperSmart Retail Workshop on Supermarkets’ took place as part of the 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain (ICCC) 2018. The two-hour workshop presented recent findings by the joint project on supermarkets; the End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centres, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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