UK Indemand: a National Research Centre for reducing Industrial Energy and Material use in supplying UK needs

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

One third of the world's energy is used in industry to make products - the buildings, infrastructure, vehicles, capital equipment and household goods that sustain our lifestyles. Most of this energy is needed in the early stages of production to convert raw materials, such as iron ore or trees, into stock materials like steel plates or reels of paper and because these materials are sold cheaply, but use a lot of energy, they are already extremely energy efficient. Therefore, the key materials with which we create modern lifestyles - steel, cement, plastic, paper and aluminium in particular - are the main 'carriers' of industrial energy, and if we want to make a big reduction in industrial energy use, we need to reduce our demand for these materials. In the UK, our recent history has led to closure of much of our capacity to make these materials, and although this has led to reductions in emissions occurring on UK territory, in reality our consumption of materials has grown, and the world's use of energy and emission of greenhouse gases has risen as our needs are met through imports.

The proposed UK INDEMAND Centre therefore aims to enable delivery of significant reductions in the use of both energy and energy-intensive materials in the Industries that supply the UK's physical needs. To achieve this, we need to understand the operation and performance of the whole material and energy system of UK industry; we need to understand better our patterns of consumption both in households, and in government and industry purchasing, particularly related to replacement decisions; we need to look for opportunities to innovate in products, processes and business models to use less material while serving the same need; and we need to identify the policy, business and consumer triggers that would lead to significant change while supporting UK prosperity.

The proposer team have already developed broad-ranging work aiming to address this need, in close collaboration with industry and government partners: at Cambridge, the WellMet2050 project has opened the door to recognising Material Efficiency as a strategy for saving energy and reducing emissions, and established a clear trajectory for business growth with reduced total material demand; in Bath, work on embodied energy and emissions has created a widely adopted database of materials, and the Transitions and Pathways project has established a clear set of policy opportunities for low carbon technologies that we can now apply to demand reduction; work on energy and emissions embodied in trade at Leeds has shown how UK emissions and energy demand in industry have declined largely due to a shift of production elsewhere, while the true energy requirements of our consumption have grown; work on sustainable consumption at Nottingham Trent has shown how much of our purchased material is discarded long before it is degraded, looked at how individuals define their identity through consumption, and begun to tease out possible interventions to influence these wasteful patterns of consumption.

The proposal comes with over £5m of committed gearing, including cash support for at least 30 PhD students to work with the Centre and connect its work to the specific interests of consortium partners. The proposal is also strongly supported by four key government departments, the Committee on Climate Change, and a wide network of smaller organisations whose interests overlap with the proposed Centre, and who wish to collaborate to ensure rich engagement in policy and delivery processes. Mechanisms, including a Fellows programme for staff exchange in the UK and an International Visiting Fellows programme for global academic leaders, have been designed to ensure that the activities of the Centre are highly connected to the widest possible range of activities in the UK and internationally which share the motivation to deliver reductions in end-use energy demand in Industry.

Planned Impact

The proposal describes a set of specific outputs as part of its deliverables, but its fundamental mechanism for delivering impact is through a design based on deep engagement across all stakeholders involved in determining or benefitting from industrial energy use. The key groups of potential beneficiaries are listed here, with descriptions of how the activity of the Centre is likely to have an impact through them:

- UK Industry: as well as gaining greater clarity on opportunities for energy efficiency, the major opportunity for industrial partners is to seek new business opportunities related to adding more value with less material. This area has had little academic or commercial attention to date, but the WellMet2050 project has demonstrated that opportunities for new business models, new process development, new product designs, and new management of material systems can become attractive and provide profitable commercial openings.

- The UK government: The government's sequence of Climate Budgets developed with the Committee on Climate Change has as yet taken no account of opportunities associated with material production and use, so the Centre offers a new raft of policy options. This is of particular importance as recent policy has been unable to unpick the Gordion knot of industrial energy use: the most energy intensive industries should apparently make the most reductions in energy use, but precisely because they are energy intensive, they are also the most efficient, so further taxes or other charges on emissions or energy have little effect on their motivation.

- The UK Academic community: The UK INDEMAND Centre will be internationally leading, and is designed as a national hub, but not to be exclusive. The proposers are engaged as co-investigators in other energy related projects in the UK, and will actively seek to draw in other UK colleagues to this rich research area.

- International policy: Two of the proposers are lead authors of the next IPCC report, which creates a channel to connect the UK INDEMAND Centre outputs to wider processes. The proposers have also been engaged in broad range of international policy networks, including UNEP Regional Consultations on Sustainable Consumption and Production and the UNEP International Resource Panel, as well as in the European Union where, as in the UK, policy-makers are short of options for reducing emissions from energy-intensive industry, and actively looking for new approaches.

- UK NGOs: The design of the Centre includes a 'stakeholder panel' to enable efficient communication with a wide range of NGOs and other bodies such as, UKERC, SCI, PROTEM, ERP, NISP, WRAP, the Carbon Trust and many more. Where the outcomes of Centre research suggest implementation options, these organisations will benefit from having new opportunities to deploy change.

- Skills and training: The Centre will employ 15 PDRAs, at least 30 PhD students, engage with partners through a Fellows programme, support masters and undergraduate project students, and contribute to executive education programmes in order to share well-founded insights into the use of energy and materials in UK industry and our opportunities to change demand.

- The public: The Centre's communication officer will deliver Centre insights to the wider public through the website, through material developed for schools, through annual reports and other publications and through well developed releases for the media.

Publications

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Description Innovative engineering approach for material, carbon and cost efficiency of steel buildings
Amount £60,957 (GBP)
Funding ID 102477 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership)
Amount £144,811 (GBP)
Funding ID KTP009776 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2017
 
Description Supply Chain Integration in Construction
Amount £100,824 (GBP)
Funding ID 57078-418272 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Title Multiregional Input Output Analysis 
Description Accounting for consumption base emissions 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Efficiency 
 
Title Structural Decomposition Analysis 
Description Understanding drivers of change 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Information 
 
Title Structural Path Analysis 
Description Identifying global value changes 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Information 
 
Title UKMRIO 
Description database for accounting for UK consumption based emissions/energy/employment 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact TBC 
 
Description Arcelor Mittal industry sponsored PhD 
Organisation ArcelorMittal
Country Luxembourg 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Supervision
Collaborator Contribution Data made available for research purposes
Impact None yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description IEA visit: petrochemical data and energy efficiency calculation methods 
Organisation International Energy Agency (IEA)
Country France 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution No contribution yet, perhaps later on during our PhDs when more data is obtained and analysis is undertaken
Collaborator Contribution Insight into how energy efficiency is considered and predictions made in the World Energy Outlook report, contacts to obtain petrochemical data
Impact No outputs yet
Start Year 2014
 
Description Tata Steel PhD studentship 
Organisation Tata Steel Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Additive manufacturing with steel.
Collaborator Contribution Data access and exchange with stakeholders.
Impact José Azevedo's PhD
Start Year 2015
 
Description "Building the world of tomorrow" - meeting the UK Government's construction 2025 construction ambitions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dinner speech at Trinity College for
Building the World of Tomorrow". event organised by Shaun Fitzgerald - my talk title "Meeting the UK Government's 'Construction 2025' ambitions for capital carbon emissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Achieving Zero Carbon Buildings Using Steel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoted discussion afterwards

Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further information and future results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.iom3online.org/iom/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=251927&ef_sel_menu=1716&eventID=53...
 
Description Anne Owen MSc Teaching at University of Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact New MSc course matrerial teaching students matrix algebra, Matlab programing and input output analysis


Domestic and International students introduced to new concepts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/teaching-resources/matlab-tutorial/io-with-matlab/
 
Description Arcelor Mittal meeting, 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact updates on PhD progress and research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Arcelor Mittal steering committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact talk at Arcelor Mittal Steering committee meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BRE (Building Research Board) meeting re potential PhDs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Biennial lecture on Sustainability at University of Bath 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Brainstorming workshop with SKANSKA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Build Offsite event, Institute of Civil Engineers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CDT lecture on Energy and the Foreseer Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CDT lecture Energy and the Foreseer project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.foreseer.group.cam.ac.uk/foreseer-tool/
 
Description CIRIA seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk at CIRIA seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Channel 4 event on climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussions and talks for future TV programme ideas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Construction network - meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact meeting of the professional construction network set up in connection with the Material Demand reduction project as was UK INDEMAND
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DAIWA workhop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description DECC sounding workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation followed by discussion and Q&A about UK INDEMAND work package 1 research work


Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further meetings on specific research topics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Demand reduction talk at ERP Reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EPSRC Engineering prioritisation panel meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks

discussions talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EPSRC Grand Challenges event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EPSRC event at UCL: Indian Government's Power sector delegation visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ERP Plenary event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact participation in ERP plenary activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ERP annual dinner, RAE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation at ERP annual dinner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ERP meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ERP workshop on Demand reduction, with CSA (David Mackay) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EUED Gala Event at Lancaster University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussions and talks to promote project across the six EUED centres
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Energy Research Partnership meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy Research Partnership meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussion & talks

Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://erpuk.org/
 
Description Energy Research Partnership policy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Written summary of policies circulated pre-workshop; 5 minute oral presentation given; contribution to 4 page policy brief.
Presentation of top five ideas for resource efficiency and contribution to a policy brief.
policy brief sent to MPs.


Not visible yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://erpuk.org/erp-workshop-paper-benefits-savings-better-use-material-resources-energy/
 
Description European Steel Environment and Energy Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Exergy Economics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions sparked future collaborations and research outputs


N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sure-infrastructure.leeds.ac.uk/exec/
 
Description First Cambridge workshop on Energy Transport and Urban Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 min presentation by Julian Allwood on the research group's activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description G7 Resource Efficiency Alliance Launch event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact gave speech at the above event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.remanufacturing.org.uk/news-detail.php?news=674
 
Description Global Flows of Energy, Materials and People 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Half-day meeting/workshop with Arcelor Mittal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact workshop with industry sponsor Arcelor Mittal, input on research activities in group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference, ISIE 2015, Surrey, UK, 7-10 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoted discussion afterwards

Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further information and future results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.surrey.ac.uk/ces/news/key_events/isie_conference/
 
Description Laing O'Rourke meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2014
 
Description Light Metals Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A biennial conference that focused on recent advances in the science and technologies associated with aluminium, magnesium and titanium alloys. The LMT series is organised, in rotation, by the members of the global light metals alliance of top light metal research centres
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting BIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of the UK INDEMAND work package 1 activities and researck objectives and discussion afterwards


BIS participants reported interest in our research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting DEFRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation followed by discussion and possible collaborations


DEFRA participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for feedback on their current activities on material flow analysis for the UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting Professor Robert Ayres 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion on current activities and possible future collaborations


N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting at HM Treasury, presentation to Robert Moore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to HM Treasury
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with Andrew Foster, Jaguar LandRover 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with BIS analysts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with Chris Pook, Arjan Geveka, BIS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Exchange of information and xxx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with DEFRA, Jonathan Tilson and Neil Fourie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Mike Colechin, ETI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Neil McKenzie, CSaP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Siemens, Jens Christian Holst and Dominik Rohrmus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Stuart Wainwright, Deputy CSA, DEFRA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with WRAP, Marcus Gover, Director Steve Creed, Director Keith James, Special Advisor Sarah Clayton, Head of Programme - Products and Services Gerrard Fisher, Special Advisor Peter Maddox, England Manager 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with the Committee on Climate Change Industry lead 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The CCC is more likely to take a whole systems approach to its analysis and use our work as evidence in support of its activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NCAS summer school activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 1.5 hour presentation with questions and discussion followed by 1.5 hour interactive activity.
To add a policy aspect to science students studies.





Students asked for recommendations for events/ summer schools with a focus on policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.ncas.ac.uk/index.php/en/currentnews/archived-news-2014/1237-earth-system-science-summer-...
 
Description One day local wisdom, London College of Fashion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description PAS2080 TAP meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact input to PAS 2080 specification work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description PAS2080 steering committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact participation by invitation in the PAS 2080 steering committee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://shop.bsigroup.com/navigate-by/pas/
 
Description PLATE conference 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoted discussion afterwards

Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further information and future results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ntu.ac.uk/plate_conference/index.html
 
Description Presentation by Ernst Worrall and Tim Gutowski of their work to research group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Ernst Worrell and Tim Gutowski at CUED to Research teams for the three projects; Material Demand Reduction, Precision Guided Flexible Form and WoleSEM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to BP on climate mitigation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online presentation to BP executives on climate mitigation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bp.com
 
Description Public Policy Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact participation in Public Policy Steering Group work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description RCUK Energy Strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Royal Society Discussion Meeting on Material Efficiency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15 papers appeared in the Special Issue, the BBC World Service published a major segment on the work, and I appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Today' Programme to promote the work..

The G8 countries issued a call for research proposal on "Material Efficiency" that arose out of this, and our related work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1986.toc
 
Description SAM meeting in Luxembourg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SAM presentation to seminar audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar on Climate Change and Demand Reduction 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact speech at the Seminar on Climate Change & Demand Reduction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shaping the Future of UK Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion open to all participants on the questions asked

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Steel Construction Institute members event speech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Steel Strategy Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoted discussion afterwards


Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further information and future results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.iom3online.org/iom/frontend/reg/tOtherPage.csp?pageID=204131&ef_sel_menu=1565&eventID=43...
 
Description Tata Steel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact research group visit and presentations to industrial sponsor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Tata Steel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact update to industry sponsor on research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Tata Steel visit regarding construction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact gave talk to visiting industry partner Tata Steel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Tata industry sponsor project meeting in Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tata industry sponsor project meeting in Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The International Scientific Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at The International Scientific Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The employment consequences of material efficiency: an analysis of steel re-use in the UK construction sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper at the 23rd International Input-Output Association Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The outlook for natural resources and energy at BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Trottier institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions & talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to Arcelor Mittal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to Arcelor Mittal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop DECC - Industrial Energy Efficiency Evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion open to all participants on the questions asked


N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop on Energy, Transport and Urban Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster promoted discussion afterwards


Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further information and future results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop with BIS, Defra, DCLG, industry bodies, think tanks and consultants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendees were inspired by the whole system approach to demand reduction and were looking for ways to integrate this into their thinking


Broadening perspectives on the potential policy interventions to address demand reduction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description World Auto Steel organisation film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A short film for the World Auto Steel Organisation to present our work and challenge them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.worldautosteel.org/
 
Description World Resources Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoted discussion afterwards

Participants reported interest in our research activities and asked for further information and future results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wrforum.org/events/wrf-2015/
 
Description World Steel Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk promoted discussion afterwards


Participants reported interest in our reseach and asked for future meetings/visits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description World Steel Twitter debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description meeting with WRAP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact meeting with WRAP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description video lecture for Peter Groche 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact discussions and talks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description visit to industry partner, Arcelor Mittal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact meeting at the Industry partner Arcelor Mittal for update on research activities and progress of PhD students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015