i-STUTE presentation in China

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LSBU’s Akos Revesz presented his i-STUTE work on waste heat recovery at an event in Xi’an China. The event was a Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop funded by the British Council and was organised between UK and Chinese partners (Coventry University and Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology). The workshops are […]

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Cryogenic cooling event

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The Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat (SIRACH) network will host an event on Applications for Cryogenic cooling at Rutherford Appleton laboratory on 12th October. The day will offer a series of talks and presentations on recent developments in cryogenic cooling and an overview of the Harwell Campus […]

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Loughborough researcher jobs

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Two new posts for qualitative researchers working with the i-STUTE Centre have become available at Loughborough University. The new researchers will join Loughborough Design School to work on EPSRC funded projects i-STUTE (an End-Use Energy Demand Centre) and 4S-DHW (Small, smart, sustainable solutions for domestic hot water). Both projects focus […]

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Tunnel vision – taking heat from beneath the streets

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Members of the i-STUTE and CEE teams have won a £200k grant to investigate recovering heat from London’s subterranean tunnels. The London Urban Sub-Terrain Energy Recovery (LUSTER) project is led by Professor Graeme Maidment of London South Bank University, who will work with Dr Akos Revesz to look at a […]

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i-STUTE co-hosts Warwick Nudgeathon

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The i-STUTE University of Warwick team took part in a behavioural psychology ‘nudgeathon’ aimed at coming up with innovative ideas to reduce energy demand. Based on the concept of a ‘hackathon’ – where computer programmers convene for an extended period to work on solutions to a particular coding problem – […]

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SIRACH meet with ebm-papst

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The i-STUTE Centre’s SIRACH network’s latest meeting will be in June at ebm-papst in Chelmsford and will look at EC fans, eco design and airflow. The event, entitled ‘EC fans, eco design and airflow, delivering energy efficiency with short term pay back in retail cabinets, datacentres and buildings’ will offer […]

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Domestic Energy Research Associate Post

Loughborough Design School are looking for a Domestic Energy Research Associate to work across two EPSRC funded projects (i-STUTE and 4S-DHW). In particular the role will be to develop user requirements for thermal storage and hot water. The post is full time for 22 months. i-STUTE, an End-Use Energy Demand Centre, […]

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Gaining Business Advantage from 20-20-20 Targets

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International business briefing to be hosted by the i-STUTE SIRACH network in collaboration with the International Refrigeration Committee (IRC) on 2nd March in London. The EUED’s interdisciplinary Centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy (i-STUTE)’s SIRACH network will co-host an event focussing on the business opportunities afforded by […]

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i-STUTE paper special award

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Dr Akos Revesz of the i-STUTE centre has won a special award for his paper on using ground energy from underground railway tunnels. The award was received at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Conference and AHR Expo in Las Vegas, USA. The full title […]

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i-STUTE inform BEIS heat evidence

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have published a series of heat evidence gathering reports on different types of heat pumps and their potential as a low-carbon heating alternatives. The four documents focus respectively on domestic high temperature, domestic hybrid, gas driven and a comparative summary of the […]

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Thermal Storage presentations available

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Downloadable materials from the i-STUTE Centre SIRACH network’s ‘Thermal storage in smart energy systems’ conference in Cork, Ireland available now. The event The Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat (SIRACH) network held their Thermal Storage in Smart Energy Systems conference on 23rd November 2016. It was hosted at […]

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Thermal Storage in Smart Energy Systems

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Booking is now open for the next SIRACH event, to be held at the International Energy Research Centre in Cork, Republic of Ireland on 23rd November. The Sustainable Innovation in Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat pumps (SIRACH) Network will be holding its next networking meeting at the International Energy Research […]

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Painted into a corner on Hinkley

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New blog post on Hinkley Point nuclear power station plan from Professor David Elmes (i-STUTE Co-Investigator and Head of Warwick Business School Global Energy Research Network). This is what being painted into a corner feels like. After the surprise delay by Theresa May in the summer, the UK Government’s confirmation […]

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i-STUTE’s Elmes on Hinkley Point

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David Elmes (i-STUTE Co-Investigator has been widely quoted internationally on the controversial nuclear power station project and its impact on UK bill payers and the economy. Government go ahead with Hinkley Point The government’s decision this week to approve the construction of the £18 billion Hinkley Point nuclear power plant […]

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Future Thermal Energy Conference 2016

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‘Energy Drivers from now till 2030 and beyond’. Conference on 10th and 11th October at the University of Warwick. The event will look at the future relationship between business, Universities, large estates and energy. For full details and to register see the Warwick Conferences registration page.        

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i-STUTE’s David Elmes on Hinkley Point

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‘As Hinkley Point C put on ice: the UK needs to get over energy megaprojects’ argues the i-STUTE Centre’s David Elmes in The Conversation. Professor Elmes argues that a mix of smaller and larger energy supply solutions, and a focus on consumption as well as supply is needed for the […]

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Refrigeration and Regulations Workshop

The i-STUTE Centre’s SIRACH network is running a workshop in Edinburgh on 23rd August entitled ‘Refrigerants and regulations, driving or stifling innovation?’ The workshop is being held at the 12th Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids conference. Leading international experts will explore how regulations and refrigerant choice will drive innovation worldwide […]

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SIRACH gathering features four EUED Centres

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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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Sustainable Thermal Technologies slides available

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13th April saw academics, industry professionals and policymakers gather at the University of Warwick to discuss ‘Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies for the Future’. The event was a collaborative conference in partnership between the University of Warwick, the i-STUTE Centre, Innovate UK, the Heating and Hot-water Industry Council (HHIC) and the […]

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