UK FIRES: Locating Resource Efficiency at the heart of Future Industrial Strategy in the UK

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

Resource Efficiency is essential for reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. Progress in achieving it has been slow, but a rapidly changing international context, including Brexit, is giving new emphasis to Industrial Strategy in the UK which creates a unique window of opportunity. This transformational Programme aims to locate resource efficiency at the heart of a visionary industrial strategy; it will create new world-leading competitive advantage for UK manufacturing by addressing four fundamental barriers to progress:

- to break out of lock-in to resource inefficiency, novel methods and tools will be developed to enumerate and characterise all today's options to design and manufacture material goods;
- to create clarity about the environmental impact of new manufacturing strategies, a ground-breaking Physical Resources Observatory will be developed to access and interpret more and better global resource data;
- to target manufacturing innovations for Resource Efficiency and accelerate their implementation, the features of an effective Innovation Pipeline will be characterised, tested and deployed with a portfolio of promising emerging manufacturing technologies;
- to give new priority to Resource Efficiency in Industrial Strategy, new metrics and decision-framing will be developed and tested in the Living Lab of the Programme's industrial consortium.

The Programme brings together nine internationally-leading academic groups and a consortium of subscribing industrial partners. The management strategy, designed for flexibility, aims to integrate existing methods from diverse disciplines to address the application of Resource Efficiency while stimulating exploration of new methodological opportunities where existing approaches are inadequate. The value of the investment in the Programme will be maximised through an International Advisory Panel to support connections and awareness, a consortium executive committee to determine priorities for strategic analysis, and a supervisory board to ensure financial and legal compliance. The programme will deliver impact via quarterly strategic analysis reports on resource issues, a programme of policy influence led by an experienced Policy Champion, technological innovations, an annual UK Forum on Resource Efficiency, commercial and open-access software tools, researcher training and multi-channel communications.

Planned Impact

The key scientific drive of this proposal is the delivery of impact. The academic research programme has been designed around a Living Lab comprising a consortium of subscribing industrial partners, the research team and other relevant stakeholders. The Living Lab will create an evolving dialogue between the methods and applications of the Programme to give clear direction research needs and to maximise the impact of the work. In order to deliver impact in practice:

- The Programme team will deliver professionally written and designed quarterly strategic reports on current priority topics identified by consortium partners, for their use in addressing immediate strategic decisions and to gain feedback on priorities for research development
- Consortium subscriptions will be used entirely to fund project PhD students to apply methods developed in the research to specific contexts, to validate the methods and drive new developments.
- An annual one-day UK Forum on Resource Efficiency will be organised to engage the full stakeholder community in Resource Efficiency across the UK in order to foster new connections, share emerging research ideas, and create new connections.
- A highly qualified "Policy Champion" employed by the Programme will design and lead delivery of focused policy workshops based on Programme outputs to carefully targeted Resource-related audiences across Whitehall and Westminster.
- Publications designed for industrial audiences, deriving from the Programme's academic output, will be disseminated through networks activated by consortium partners to influence future research and development agendas.
- Software implementing a Physical Resources Observatory, the core activity of Challenge 2, will be developed and released as open-access code and data to allow a broad community of resource analysts to experience, apply and enhance the outputs of the Programme directly.
- Software to support enumeration of the performance of existing design, processing and supply chain options will be developed and released through commercial or open-access channels as appropriate.
- The PI and members of the programme team will undertake "road-trips" (including delivering plenary talks, leading workshops and speaking at industry events) to share key outputs of the Programme and to stimulate UK leadership in innovation and the adoption of Research Efficiency in practice.

Publications

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Description This award began in April 2019, and in June 2019 outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May initiated a change in the Climate Change Act, in response to social protests, mandating that the UK should cut its emissions by 100% by 2050. This is scientifically and socially absolutely right, and passed unanimously through both Houses of Parliament - but possibly without anyone really understanding its consequences. As a result, at a first technical retreat of the UK FIRES academic team, we decided to develop a major public-facing report at the end of November 2019 exploring the reality of this zero emissions target. The report "Absolute Zero" has had widespread impact, in policy and the media and on 6th February 2020 was the subject of a full debate in the House of Lords. The report explored the realities of delivering zero emissions largely with today's technologies, as a pragmatic to over-optimism about new technologies which currently dominates discussion of climate policy. It has led to extensive media and public discussion, both positive and negative, and an enormous number of speaker invitations which Professor Allwood and other members of the team are trying to fulfil. The report was discussed by the CEOs and CTOs of the UK's Catapult network, who asked UK FIRES to follow-up the main report with sectorally focused reports on the innovation opportunity for UK businesses revealed by the strict target.

During 2020 we ran three major industry-facing workshops to examine these innovation opportunities with with further workshops in 2021 - typically with around 40 companies participating in each report. Each workshop has provided the basis for an innovation report, which are now nearing release. The report on Manufacturing and Materials was released in March 2022 with the others to follow over the next year. THe crucial contribution we are making is to reveal a raft of business growth opportunities that are hidden to others because of their (implausible) belief that novel energy technologies will take away the problem of climate change.

Within the four challenges of the work programme several new contributions have begun to emerge. In Challenge 1, the software PANDA partially developed in this grant, is now being commercialised as the first ever means to evaluate the cost and carbon impact of the earliest stage design decisions in commercial construction. The team are now expanding this approach to enumeration to other products and to the use phase of construction. In Challenge 2, our work on the probabilistic resource observatory PROBS is focused on creating the first physically derived map of the material sourcing required to deliver all UK purchasing of goods. THis work provided the analytical basis for several of the sector innovation reports and will be made publicaly available over the next year. In Challenge 3 we have taken forwards the novel shearing-folding process described in the proposal and are developing several novel processes in the context of an innovation roadmap. The new process, now called "DeepForm" is being developed by Cleaver as a spin-out company, which has a board of advisors and a list of pilot customers. During 2022 Dunant with support from Allwood and Horton invented the world's first truly zero-emissions cement, for which a patent applicaton has been submitted, and new funding requested. In Challenge 4, as well as the industry-facing workshops, we have developed a new proposal for "ZERPAs" - a form of tradeable procurement agreement to improve share valuations and support capital allocation through a futures market for non-emitting electricity, biomass and negative emissions.
Exploitation Route Absolute Zero is of fundamental importance to the UK's approach to designing its plans for climate mitigation, and as the promises of breakthrough technologies fail to deliver, is likely to be seen as a pioneering manual for pragmatic change. A second edition of the report, "Minus 45" to explore the reality of the Prime Minister's December 2020 commitment to cut UK emissions by 45% from 2020 to 2030 was published ahead of the COP26 meeting in October 2022, and is the basis for ongoing challenge to the techno-optimistic assumptions behind current government climate policy.

Absolute Zero and Minus 45 have given a sharp focus to our research agenda: relative reductions in emissions are no longer relevant when within 28 years we are obliged to be operating with zero emissions. This is strongly directing the choices we make about our research priorities - and two years into the programme, was the basis of our second technical retreat planned in Sept 2021, when we explored career-defining research programmes, particularly for Early Career Researchers. A key activity during 2022 is to complete the development of a "Calculator" we are working on, linked to two summary papers, revealing how shortages of zero-emissions electricity, biomass and carbon storage will prevent delivery of current climate policy but will create other opportunities for new profitable business growth.
Sectors Construction,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL https://ukfires.org
 
Description Because UK FIRES aims at delivering an industrial strategy compatible with the UK's recently revised Climate Change Act, it is very difficult to separate its academic and non-academic impacts - so pease see the summary of findings which address this question as much as the academic one.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Construction,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Chair of Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) (Tim Ibell)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Enacted UK FIRES-related research outcomes to enact new climate emergency driven guidelines for accreditation of civil engineering degrees.
 
Description DEFRA Circular Economy working group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Input to Scottish manufacturing policy on sustainability
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.scottishscience.org.uk/sites/default/files/article-attachments/SSAC%20Report%20-%20The%20...
 
Description written evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee's inquiry, Net Zero Governance on 26/08/2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry, Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Green Steel on 04/03/2022
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description ConCur: Knowledge Base Construction and Curation
Amount £1,131,073 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V050869/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 11/2024
 
Description EPSRC DTA
Amount £69,342 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account: data visualisation based on Absolute Zero report
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2020
 
Description OASIS: Ontology Reasoning over Frequently-changing and Streaming Data
Amount £961,132 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 10/2022
 
Description Research England: QR Strategic Priorities Fund (QR-SPF) -- Socio-Technological Routes to Building Stock Decarbonisation across BANES
Amount £29,141 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bath 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Title Model for plastic collapse in ring rolling 
Description An analytical model to predict the constraining roll force when plastic collapse occurs in constrained ring rolling 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
 
Title Model for plastic collapse in spinning 
Description An analytical model to predict the maximum allowable force before wrinkling occurs in metal spinning 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
 
Title Research data supporting "Seven principles of toolpath design in conventional metal spinning" 
Description The dataset contains data collected during a study conducted by the authors in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge in February-March 2019. The goal of the study was to capture the skill of experienced craftsmen in a metal forming technique known as metal spinning. The dataset is composed of 72 experimental trials performed by 6 different participants. Each participant visited the Department of Engineering for 1 full day of trials. The data collected is made up of: - 1 Word document explaining the sources of data - 1 Excel spreadsheet named "Trials data.xlsx" - 8 folders with data: video recordings, audio recordings, photographs of physical parts, graphics, text files with information about the roller trajectory and workpiece shape, MATLAB scripts. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None to date. 
URL https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/307451
 
Title UK Plastics Flows 
Description This dataset resulted from processing UK trade statistics provided by PRODCOM. It contains the input data for the Material Flow Analysis of plastics in the UK, the output plastic data flows for various stations of the UK plastics supply chain, and the code used to process it. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/324724
 
Description Collaboration with Bosch 
Organisation Bosch Group
Department Bosch
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhD research
Collaborator Contribution Real-life problems and funding for PhD student
Impact PhD funding
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaboration with Oxford Semantic Technologies 
Organisation Oxford Semantic Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Testing and evaluation of RDFox graph DB
Collaborator Contribution RDFox licence and support
Impact Publications
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Samsung Research UK 
Organisation Samsung
Department Samsung, UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Collaboration with Samsung Research UK
Collaborator Contribution Research problems and funding for PhD students and PDRAs
Impact Publications and funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with Siemens 
Organisation Siemens AG
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhD research
Collaborator Contribution Real-life problems and funding for PhD student
Impact PhD funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Limits to shaping without ring growth 
Organisation RWTH Aachen University
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I initiated the collaboration, and proposed the topic / approach that we would investigate. Experiments were carried out on the Uni. of Cambridge machine
Collaborator Contribution Advanced Forming Research Centre carried out damage investigations using ultrasonic testing, including sample preparation. Researcher at IBF is carrying out thermally coupled finite element modelling of the process
Impact Journal article is to be submitted
Start Year 2018
 
Description Limits to shaping without ring growth 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Department Advanced Forming Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I initiated the collaboration, and proposed the topic / approach that we would investigate. Experiments were carried out on the Uni. of Cambridge machine
Collaborator Contribution Advanced Forming Research Centre carried out damage investigations using ultrasonic testing, including sample preparation. Researcher at IBF is carrying out thermally coupled finite element modelling of the process
Impact Journal article is to be submitted
Start Year 2018
 
Description Mapping resource flows in the UK foundation industries 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution UK FIRES shared data on the UK material flows of glass, cement, metals, paper, chemicals and ceramics. UK FIRES also shared python scripts for data processing and visualisation.
Collaborator Contribution UK FIRES shared data on the UK material flows of glass, cement, metals, paper, chemicals and ceramics. UK FIRES also shared python scripts for data processing and visualisation.
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Quantifying emissions of chemical's sector 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Engineering
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing knowledge on processes of the chemicals sector
Collaborator Contribution Sharing knowledge on processes of the chemicals sector
Impact No impact yet
Start Year 2022
 
Description Samsung Research UK (SRUK) 
Organisation Samsung
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Samsung Research UK (SRUK) - funding for a PDRA and one PhD student
Collaborator Contribution Samsung Research UK (SRUK) - funding for a PDRA and one PhD student
Impact no outputs yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Siemens PhD studentship funding 
Organisation Siemens AG
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhD Studentship funding
Collaborator Contribution PhD Studentship funding
Impact no outputs yet
Start Year 2019
 
Description Stefan Pauliuk 
Organisation Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Working to integrate tools for data visualisation and open data sharing being developed at University of Freiburg and University of Bath
Collaborator Contribution Working to integrate tools for data visualisation and open data sharing being developed at University of Freiburg and University of Bath
Impact In progress
Start Year 2019
 
Title RING ROLLING PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR RING ROLLING 
Description A ring rolling process and corresponding apparatus are disclosed. A ring shaped workpiece is provided, the ring shaped workpiece having a principal axis, an inner radial surface, an outer radial surface, a first axial surface and a second axial surface. The workpiece is subjected to radial pressure between a forming roll 150a acting on the outer radial surface and a mandrel roll 152a, 152b acting on the inner radial surface, at a radial roll bite region. A first axial roll 154a and a second axia 
IP Reference EP3265252 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed No
Impact Work ongoing
 
Title working of sheet metal 
Description Process for forming sheet metal components with reduced scrap 
IP Reference GB1814069.9 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact N/A
 
Title Machine for Folding shearing 
Description A machine has been designed and built to enable the experimental investigation of a novel sheet metal forming process 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact N/A 
 
Title PANDA a building scheme design software aiming to highlight cost/carbon trade-offs 
Description The software allows structural engineers to input all the broad information available at the early stages of a project, as well as broad massing information. Simplified versions of all buildings corresponding to these specifications are generated, and their embodied carbon and economic cost are computed. This allows optimal early-stage decisions in structural design. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Price & Meyers, the company with which the software was co-developed, has already won tenders using the tool. Importantly, based on a back analysis of their portfolio of previous designs, an estimated 20% of embodied carbon can be typically saved in any project going forward. This is expected to drive the construction sector towards more efficient designs. 
URL https://www.pricemyers.com/news/price--myers-launch-embodied-carbon-software-panda-52
 
Description A talk or presentation - Presentation at EAUC 'Sustainable sharing series' (Will Hawkins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation for the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education on the embodied carbon of university buildings, with reference to a case study at the University of Bath.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description A talk or presentation - Presentation to Resource Efficiency in Construction and the Built Environment (Will Hawkins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Online webinar for industry/research RECBE research group, on the subject of timber in construction and dynamic life-cycle assessment with a focus on embodied carbon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description A talk or presentation - Presentation to SOM structural engineering consultancy on vaulted concrete floors (Will Hawkins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited online talk for international engineering firm SOM on research into low-carbon concrete flooring systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Absolute Zero construction innovation workshop 
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 Part of a series of innovation workshops connected to the messaging of the UK FIRES Absolute Zero report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukfires.org/getting-to-zero-survey-and-workshop-for-materials-and-manufacturing-industry/
 
Description Anne Hayes & Seb Van Dort, BSI Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Anne Hayes & Seb Van Dort, BSI Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/
 
Description Attend Armours and Braisiers online event to give vote of thanks to Dierk Raabe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attend Armours and Braisiers online event to give vote of thanks to Dierk Raabe. Including talk about our work on absolute zero. Wide international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.armourershall.co.uk/
 
Description Attended CIRP Winter meeting in Paris 
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 Attended the CIRP Winter meeting in Paris.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BEIS Brown bag lunch talk - ZERPAs: Zero Emissions Resource Procurement Agreements 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact BEIS Brown bag lunch talk - ZERPAs: Zero Emissions Resource Procurement Agreements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description BEIS brown bag lunch event presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at the BEIS lunch time talks "brown bag lunch" on "What if new energy technologies don't deliver in time?".
Abstract: Despite the rhetoric about innovation and the many high-profile figures claiming that "innovation is the answer", and the frequent comparisons between climate mitigation and the Apollo programme, it's now too late for new energy-scale technologies to deliver zero emissions. The two problems are scalability (no country has ever introduced a new energy technology faster than 2% of total supply per year) and aggregation (everyone is claiming priority on the same CCS projects, and hydrogen increases energy demand.) Accordingly planning for energy-scale innovations to take away the problem of climate change has become extremely risky. This talk will explore the options for a lower risk plan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COVID-19 Impacts on Energy and Sustainability Aspects of Materials Supply Chains 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This interactive event will address how the pandemic has impacted sustainability aspects of material supply chains, including energy, environmental, and human health impacts of products such as personal protective equipment and batteries. Discussion to include such topics as:

· How has the pandemic impacted energy and sustainability aspects of material supply chains, including PPE, batteries, and commodities?

· What opportunities are there for materials innovation to drive sustainable solutions in the midst of a pandemic?

· What role do factors such as government policies, market factors, and customer priorities play?

· What long-lasting sustainability-related supply chain impacts (positive and negative) might we expect?

This program is organized by MRS' Focus on Sustainability Subcommittee, The MRS Energy & Sustainability journal, and the F2020/S2020 Meeting Symposium GI01.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mrs.digitellinc.com/mrs/sessions/32291/view
 
Description Cambridge Zero Research Symposium Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research symposium organised by Cambridge Zero network, Dr. Cleaver gave a talk to ~100 participants on metal scrap and ways to reduce it. There were several follow-on questions, and it Dr Cleaver and Horton are considering a possible follow-on collaboration with IfM on material utilisation, suggested by a keynote speaker at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.zero.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-zero-research-symposia-2021
 
Description Contributed to CSaP round table discussion on zero emissions. 
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 Round table discussions with CSaP on zero emissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Debate in the House of Lords 
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 Our report "Absolute Zero" was presented by Lord Browne of Ladyton in the House of Lords on the 6th February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2020-02-06/debates/22BE288A-6BCF-4D5A-BE0E-F3EFAB702D4A/ClimateC...
 
Description Determination of a Universal Transportation Light Weight Index 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary Lecture at 2nd Int. Conference on Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, Changsha, China, 9-12 Oct. 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussion with Giorgio Parolini, Head of Advance Fuels at the Department for Transport (RCL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion as part of virtual Policy Fellowship Programme with Giorgio Parolini, Head of Advance Fuels at the Department for Transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Discussions with Mike Cook, former CEO of Buro Happold (architects) on engagement activities at the Henderson Colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Preliminary discussions with Mike Cook for planning presentations and joint activities of the UK FIRES team and industry consortium at the Henderson Colloquium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussions with Professor Kate Fletcher 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions with Professor Kate Fletcher
https://katefletcher.com/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://katefletcher.com/
 
Description Discussions with Roger Harrabin, BBC re "Material People" project 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with Roger Harrabin and his team at the BBC to discuss input to the project "Material People". This is an idea to form a sculpture family made of the materials that make the most significant contributions to carbon emissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://creativegiants.art/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CG_26-Carbon-Family-Artists-Brief.pdf
 
Description EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Critical Mass meeting 19 Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Critical Mass meeting 19 Nov 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ely Cathedral Business Group's Climate Change event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact presentation given at Ely Cathedral Business Group's Climate Change event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Emerson workshop 
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 presenting work to and receiving talks from representatives of Emerson (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/global) - prompted discussions of interest in potential collaboration and/or information sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Energy Research Partnership meeting & workshop on UK FIRES Energy report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 8th February - a meeting & workshop with the members of the Energy Research Partnership to provide input to the UK FIRES Energy Report - Energy Sector innovation within Absolute Zero
The report will be published in the Spring of 2022 and will be available on the UK FIRES website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://www.ukfires.org
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult 
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 Workshop on industrial decarbonisation
Advice given was used to produce the latest version of the energy systems model from the Energy Systems Catapult
advice was given on strategies of industrial decarbonisation
Keynote/Invited Speaker
to share information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Energy systems innovation workshop 
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 Workshop held in July 2020 with invited members from the Energy Research Partnership and industry contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Engineering Club - Absolute Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk to the Engineering Club on Absolute Zero

The event will be chaired by Tim Forman from the University of Cambridge. We normally invite our guests to put their comments and questions in the chat and then select those that we would like to hear from.

Some example questions:

Is the timetable for phasing out cement realistic?

Is this essentially a 'de-growth' strategy?

Is it possible for a single sovereign nation to make unilateral laws that will influence global behavior. Will COP26 and future COPs be key negotiating places for progress?

Do you see a new cement (like a new vaccine) being the key? Or do we already have the best product?

Would you back the construction of more nuclear power stations given the huge amount of cement involved?

Is there anything other reason to change the way we do things than an ethical one?

Arranged by Andrew Scoones -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.engineeringclub.org.uk
 
Description Environmental Impact of Scottish Manufacturing Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Development areas for Scottish Governement invervention related to a range of areas
• General
• Systems Thinking and Engineering / Holistic Approach
• Lifecycle
• Strategy / Roadmaps
• Transition / Implementation
• Incentives
• Regulatory / Policy
• Circular Economy / Sustainability
• Procurement
• Supply Chain / Logistics
• Market / Global Competitiveness
• Stakeholder Influencing / Buy-In
• Support Networks / Knowledge Exchange
• Financial Investment / Risk Management
• Covid-19 Impacts
• Collaboration
• Skills
• Research & Development
• Innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Exploratory meeting with Claire Neilson, GFG Foundation on potential further funding 
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 Exploratory meeting with Claire Neilson, GFG Foundation on potential further funding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gfgfoundation.org/
 
Description Exploratory meeting with Monica Celotto and colleagues at Electrolux re possible sponsorship of PhD studentship with UK FIRES 
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 Exploratory meeting to discuss the possibility of a PhD sponsored by Electrolux
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Exploratory meeting with Paul Monks, BEIS 
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 Exploratory meeting with Paul Monks, BEIS, to discuss links to CCC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Further discussions with Roger Harrabin, BBC re project "Material Children" 
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 Further discussions with Roger Harrabin, BBC re the "Material children" project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://creativegiants.art/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CG_26-Carbon-Family-Artists-Brief.pdf
 
Description Gave a talk to the Affirming Catholicism Board on climate mitigation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Affirming Catholicism Board wondered whether you might be available to give a short (ca. 20 minutes) input to the Affirming Catholicism Agora on Monday 15 February 2021 at 19:30 (via zoom)? The Agora will consider "Catholic approaches to the integrity of creation." It would be very good to have your perspective.
>
> The idea of the Agora is to have well-informed input followed by discussion of a specific issue facing the Church of England with a view to informing our input and contributions to current debates, in Synod and elsewhere, from a Catholic perspective.
>
> We will also have some discussion of the upcoming General Synod agenda and the Affirming Catholicism AGM in the second half o the evening, from about 20:45. You would be very welcome to stay for these, but also most welcome to bow out at around 20:30.
>
> With all best wishes
> Charlotte Methuen
>
> --
> Charlotte Methuen
> Professor of Ecclesiastical History
> Editor of Studies in Church History
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Gave presentation to the Government Council of Science & Technology 
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 Was invited to give a presentation to the Government Council on Science & Technology on Absolute Zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Gave talk at Kelham Island 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave talk at Kelham Island.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Gave talk at UKRI Ciruclar Economy event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk at the UKRI Circular Economy event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Give talk for RIBA Built Environment Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Give talk for RIBA Built Environment Summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.architecture.com/whats-on/built-environment-summit-2021
 
Description Give talk to Peter Schmitz' group at Anglo American plc re absolute zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk to Anglo American re Absolute Zero report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description House of Lords Science and Technology Committee - inquiry into decarbonisation 
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 Invitation by Lord Browne of Ladyton to participate in the Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry on science, technology and decarbonisation. Took place on 02/02/2021.

> In preparation for the SnT Select Committee inquiry on science, technology and decarbonisation, starting sometime in late January or February, the Chair, Lord (Naren) Patel is arranging for seminars for the committee members to familiarise them with the issues and give them sufficient information to set the parameters for the inquiry. Also, and importantly, it will help the committee to identify specialist advisers who will help guide the inquiry and shape the recommendations of its report eventually.
>
> Yesterday evening, Lord Patel shared with me the list below of academics and experts, some of whom you are certain to know, and asked that I connect him to you and the UKFIRES team. Weeks ago, I referred him to the Absolute Zero report and he clearly was very impressed.
> Naren wishes me to recruit you and others from your team, depending on your recocomendation, to participate in a seminar. He also would like help about deciding who to appoint as advisers. He is looking for two names initially.
>
> I am sharing the whole list with you. An early response to your willingness to participate in a seminar would be good. Also, any information regarding the suitability of those on the list, particularly those who are Cambridge based, would be helpful too.
>
> The big question is: who should be the advisers? If you or members of the UKFIRES team are interested, this could be an important opportunity to shape an influential parliamentary report.
>
> This is the list:
>
> Prof Grey (Cambridge): Electro chemistry and batteries
> Prof Bill David (Oxford): Ammonia
> Prof James Durrant (Imperial): PVs and Solar energy conversion
> Prof Graham Hutchings (Cardiff): Synthetic fuels
> Prof Andy Rice (Cambridge): IT and Data
> Prof Jenny Nelson ( Imperial): PVs and Solar energy conversion
> Prof Yulong Ding (Birmingham): Thermal energy storage
> Mike Muskett (Cambridge): Energy Systems , fuel (Formerly BP)
> Prof Chris Llewelyn Smith (Oxford): Energy Storage
> Prof Pete Smith (Aberdeen): " negative emissions," direct air capture .
> Prof Nigel Brandon (Imperial): Hydrogen
> Prof Stuart Haszeldine (Edinburgh): CC&S
> Prof Rubin Grimes (Imperial): Nuclear Energy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/193/science-and-technology-committee-lords/membership/
 
Description Hugo Dixon (journalist) 
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 A briefing session to Hugo Dixon, Guardian journalist on Technology and climate change
hugodixon@ymail.com
Mobile +447939 136111
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ICE Climate Emergency Conference (Coventry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to stimulate thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IMechE seminar presentation with Professor Sam Turner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK Manufacturing Growth and Absolute Zero Emissions presentation to IMechE
link to info about event: https://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?e=7318
Link to youtube recording of talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv8Q_p3apgE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv8Q_p3apgE
 
Description IOM3 LOW CARBON AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave talk to IOM3 Sustainable Future webinar on The Role of Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iom3.org/resource/the-role-of-resource-efficiency-and-the-circular-economy-sep2021.html
 
Description ISIE2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology
Paper Presentation
We presented our approach on scenario analysis of the English building stock, which was then used by peers in their own research work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://isie2019.env.tsinghua.edu.cn
 
Description Interview for Varsity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact interview with Grace Blackwell for Cambridge University Varsity publication on "Professor Julian Allwood: 'We cannot rely on technological innovation to solve the climate crisis'" - see link to article below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.varsity.co.uk/interviews/19117
 
Description Interview for a podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for the podcast 'Mission Shunya' about the UK FIRES Absolute Zero report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://girishshivakumar.com/2020/06/08/absolute-zero-delivering-uks-2050-plan-to-halt-climate-chang...
 
Description Interview on Radio 5 Live 
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 Radio 5 live interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview with Barbara Lewis, Reuters on steel. 
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 Interview with Barbara Lewis, Reuters, re steel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview with Francesca Washtell, Daily Mail on Steel Arising & Absolute Zero 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Francesca Washtell, Daily Mail on Steel Arising & Absolute Zero
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview with Gareth Dale, the Ecologist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview style Q&A with Gareth Dale, the Ecologist publication on Absolute Zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theecologist.org/2020/mar/24/absolute-zero
 
Description Interview with Megan Rowling, Climate Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gave an interview to Thomson Reuters Foundation on Absolute Zero report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview with Peggy Hollinger, the Financial Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Peggy Hollinger for the Financial Times. No article at this time, but happy to provide input for future articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/peggy-hollinger
 
Description Interview with Rebecca Dell and Colin Kelly re materials efficiency and philanthropy for Climateworks Foundation 
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 discussion and interview with Climateworks Foundation and how UK FIRES can interact on future events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.climateworks.org/
 
Description Interviewing Richard Carmichael for input to undergraduate teaching on climate mitigation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Interview and dialogue with Richard Carmichael to support the undergraduate teaching on "climate mitigation" for 4th year and post-graduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.carmichael
 
Description Introductory talk at the Henderson Colloquium as organised by Mike Cook from Buro Happold 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introductory talk at the Henderson Colloquium as organised by Mike Cook from Buro Happold, requests from audience to participate at UK FIRES Living Lab innovation workshops on construction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://iabse.org/Events/Calendar-of-Events
 
Description Invited talk at Huawei research centre Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited talk at Huawei research centre Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited talk at IJCKG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at IJCKG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://language-semantic.org/ijckg2021/
 
Description Invited talk at K-CAP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at K-CAP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.k-cap.org/2021/
 
Description Invited talk at NeSY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at NeSY
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://sites.google.com/view/nesy20/home
 
Description Invited talk at ODSC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at ODSC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://odsc.com/dublin/schedule-overview/
 
Description Invited talk at WEBIST 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at WEBIST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://webist.scitevents.org/?y=2021
 
Description JBM Board Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to assist in making decisions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Jo Sermon & Sabs Malik re MIGRATION/SOCIETAL COLLAPSE/ABSOLUTE ZERO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussions wtih Jo Sermon from On Purpose Group re wider communication of UK FIRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.onpurposegrp.com/our-team
 
Description John Ray Society tallk: Absolute Zero: meeting the UK's legal commitment to zero emissions in 30 years time. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave talk to the St Catharine's College John Ray Society on "Absolute Zero: meeting the UK's legal commitment to zero emissions in 30 years time."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Keynote talk at Life Cycle Analysis Week run by the LowCVP and the Advanced Propulsion Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote talk on a webinar attended by approximately 150 people. Talk was followed by panel debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.zemo.org.uk/news-events/news,lifecycle-analysis-week-webinar-series-610-july-register-no...
 
Description Launch of Absolute Zero report at the Royal Geographical Society's COP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of Absolute Zero report at the Royal Geographical Society's COP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch of structuralengineersdeclare.com (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to stimulate thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Lab consortium of industry partners meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 1st meeting of the Living Lab industry consortium members for UK FIRES.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Lab meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Living Lab meeting of the UK FIRES industry consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Living Lab meeting (conf call) for the UK FIRES Industry consortium 
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 discussion of next steps, and mapping of sector reports
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Living Lab meeting of the UK FIRES Industry Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Living Lab meeting of the UK FIRES industry consortium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Mark Enzer - CDBB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Mark Enzer - CDBB -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/AboutDBB/directory/markenzer
 
Description Meeting of the Energy Research Partnership 
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 Meeting of the ERP for energy planning plenary event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Andrew Conway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview with Andrew Conway from Ofgem for UK FIRES industry consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Ben Nash @DEFRA re Remanufacturing 
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 Briefing/presentation to Ben Nash re Remanufacturing of steel in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Claire Spooner, UKRI, re COP26 
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 Exploratory meeting with Claire Spooner, UKRI, on the invitation of Katie Walker of EPSRC to review UK FIRES' involvement at COP26. It was agreed that Claire will include UK FIRES on the list as an interested party to participate in the event. We have also separately applied to COP26 as participant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/cop26
 
Description Meeting with Edwin Basson, POSCO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions with Edwin Basson, POSCO/World Steel Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwin-basson-4b091712/?originalSubdomain=be
 
Description Meeting with Energy Systems Catapult team 
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 Attendance of a workshop run by the Energy System Catapult to present their new scenarios for the energy sector until 2050; engagement with the Energy Systems Catapult modelling team and exchanges about modelling approaches and assumptions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://es.catapult.org.uk
 
Description Meeting with Gates Ventures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exploratory meeting with Gates Ventures for future funding to enable collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Gordon Bennett, ICE Futures Europe's Managing Director of Utility Markets Gordon Bennett. 
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 Meeting with Gordon Bennett, the ICE, to discuss how they can use the ZERPAs and other UK FIRES initiatives/toools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Jo Wall, Strategic Director (Climate response), Local Partnerships 
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 Meeting to explore the following: Ways to engage with local government, particularly because of the planning process: the average new-build commercial building in the UK is being overbuilt by a factor of up to two and demolished and replaced in about 50 years. Given the enormous impact of steel and cement in driving emissions, there is a really important opportunity for local governments to act differently - but we don't know how to communicate with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Justin Welby (Archbishop of Canterbury) re input to book and sustainability 
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 with Justin Welby re input on book and sustainability/carbon emission reductions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Karsten Neuhoff, DIW Berlin 
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 Progress meeting and possible future collaboration discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Markus Bambach @Cottbus 
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 Progress meeting and discussion of possible collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Mike Cook at Buro Happold, London 
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 Gave an update to Mike Cook @ Buro Happold re Absolute Zero
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Primetals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exploratory meeting with Primetals on potential further funding for project related to powder metal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Professor Sarah Sharples is Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport 
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 Meeting with Professor Sarah Sharples is Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/people/sarah-sharples
 
Description Meeting with Richard Barker, National Physical Laboratory, 
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 Exploring shared ideas for collaboration and potential funding from the Gates foundation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Will Gardiner, DRAX 
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 Exploratory meeting to discuss shared areas of research interest and potential for future collaboration, and potentially funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with the Bishop of Salisbury 
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 with the Bishop of Salisbury on emission reduction in the CofE's building portfolio, incl. historic buildings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description National Engineering Policy Centre event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to speak at the National Engineering policy centre event, held at the RA Eng in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description New materials processing technologies for forming lightweight structural components 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary Lecture at the World University Forum on Materials Science & Engineering Leadership, Wuhan, China, 10-12 Oct. 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Niobium, steel and the trajectory to zero global emissions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Niobium, steel and the trajectory to zero global emissions, a presentation to CBMM Board of Directors in Brazil via Zoom

Outline: Starting from global mass-flow analyses of Niobium and Steel, this presentation will explore the options for reaching zero global emission at the rates currently being set into international law. Although climate policy discussions are largely focused on new energy infrastructure technologies, such as Carbon Capture and Storage or the use of Hydrogen and other synthetic fuels for energy transfer, in reality energy transitions are always slow. It is therefore very unlikely that these new technologies will have reached global market saturation by the period around 2050-2060 which is the focus of zero emissions targets. Therefore this talk will focus primarily on the opportunities for the steel industry to grow new configurations to meed demand with zero emissions. Primarily, this must involve a switch to electric recycling as the main production route for steel, as has already happened in the USA. However, recycling will not be able to deliver current levels of blast furnace production, so zero emissions inevitably depends on a short-term significant reduction in total steel production with new profit opportunities from the conservation of material value. The talk will conclude with suggestions about how the Niobium industry can expand its value proposition in this future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cbmm.com/Our-Company/Where-We-Are/Brazil-and-South-America
 
Description Ongoing discussions with carbon zero engagement team at St Catharine's college Cambridge. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Ongoing discussions with the Catz Carbon Zero team to engage activities at the college.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/AbsoluteZero
 
Description Participated in BEIS External Expert Roundtable on HMG Net Zero Research & Innovation Framework 
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 Participated in BEIS External Expert Roundtable on HMG Net Zero Research & Innovation Framework to review and discuss the Government's proposed Net Zero Research & Innovation Framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation at the Jon Bolton Bessmer Lecture with Liberty Steel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact High-level networking event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Peter Schmitz, Anglo-American Plc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave presentation to audience at Anglo American
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Podcast for IOM3 - Rachel Stonehouse on 'IOM3investigatesthe role of resource efficiency in reaching net zero'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast given to IOM3 on 'IOM3investigatesthe role of resource efficiency in reaching net zero'.
organised by Rachel Stonehouse
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iom3.org/news/iom3-investigates-podcast.html
 
Description Presentation at Bosch research workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at Bosch research workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation at Buro Happold (Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To stimulate thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Buro Happold (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact to stimulate thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Google Research, San Fancisco 
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 Google Research, San Fancisco
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Integral Engineering (Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact to stimulate thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Liverpool University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to stimulate thinking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Samsung Research, California 
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 Samsung Research, California
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Siemens Research, Munich 
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 Siemens Research, Munich
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Skanska (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to stimulate thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Skanska (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given to stimulate thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Wolfson Science Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 40min to approximately 20 people, following by prolonged (60min) debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at eBay, California 
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 eBay, California
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation at eBay, California 
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 eBay, California
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the Welsh Senate (Cardiff Senedd) on our Steel Arising report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to members of the Welsh Senate of our Steel Arising report and project related work. Further individual meetings with Welsh MPs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation by Stefano Germano at SIRIUS Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by Stefano Germano at SIRIUS Centre, Oslo, Norway; this is a Norwegian national centre for research-based innovation, based at the University of Oslo, and with numerous industry partners, particularly in the energy sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation for Wates 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of UK FIRES research activities to a delegation of Wates visiting the University of Cambridge. The talk sparked questions and interest from the visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation of Absoulte Zero to Energy Research Partnership plenary 
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 Presentation of Absoulte Zero to Energy Research Partnership plenary
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation on Energy Systems innovation report to the Energy Research Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave an update to the members of the ERP on the UK FIRES Energy systems innovation report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://erpuk.org/
 
Description Presentation to 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given to XR via invitation from Professor Tony Booth.
talk and follow-up discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Arcelor Mittal re ZERPAs 
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 Arcelor Mittal on ZERPAs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Dennis Michl, SMS Group, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave presentation on UK FIRES work to SMS Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.sms-group.com/sms-group/about-us/
 
Description Presentation to Eion Bailey @Celsa's colleagues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to Eion Bailey @Celsa's colleagues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Jamie Lewin re ZERPA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation Jamie Lewin re ZERPA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Nick Stansbury, Legal & General 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ZERPA presentation to Nick Stansbury, Legal & General (Nick.Stansbury@lgim.com)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Ronan Hodge on ZERPAs 
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 Ronan Hodge on ZERPAs - Ronan Hodge is the manager for Mark Carney's finance team on COP26 (Ronan has since moved to a new role at Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) while on secondment from Bank of England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Simon Allford, RIBA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Simon Allford, RIBA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ribaj.com/culture/simon-allford-riba-president-interview-disruptive-influence-ahmm
 
Description Presentation to Steve Gooding/Elizabeth Box, RAC Foundation - ZERPAs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to RAC Foundation on net zero/absolute zero and UK FIRES' work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.racfoundation.org/
 
Description Presentation to Welsh Planner Live conference (Rick Lupton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a virtual week of discussion and presentations under the theme of Planners Taking Climate Action. The week will comprise a series of webinars, two per day, each examining a different topic area on planning and climate action, which remains a significant issue for society. Dr Lupton gave a presentation at the opening webinar on Absolute Zero, setting out the challenge to society, before a question and answer session with delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rtpi.org.uk/events/2020/september/welsh-planner-live-absolute-zero/
 
Description Presentation to Whitby Wood on UK FIRES activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions with Whitby Wood on joining the UK FIRES Industry Consortium, Living Lab and sponsoring a PhD - which they are now signed up for.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.whitbywood.com/
 
Description Presentation to the Technische Universität München on Production and environment with Wolfram Volk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The participants are 20 Professors of the WGP (German scientific society for production technology). I think you know most of them, as a lot of them are also CIRP members (for example Professor Aurich, Denkena, Groche, Zäh, etc.). After your talk they are working on some topics regarding sustainable production, so the aim is to inspire them for their working groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation, tour of lab and discussion with Dennis Michl & colleagues, SMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation, tour of lab and discussion with Dennis Michl & colleagues, SMS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presented Absolute Zero and discussion with Tracey Hanlon, EPSRC 
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 Absolute Zero presentation and meeting with Tracey Hanlon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Progress meeting with Siemens in Berlin 
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 As part of a general progress meeting for one of our PhD students, the Absolute Zero report was presented and discussed. Further possibilities for future collaboration was also discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Rachel Waugh re 2050 material requirements for the construction sector - potential collaboration opportunity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rachel Waugh re 2050 material requirements for the construction sector - potential collaboration opportunity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmilfordwaugh/?originalSubdomain=uk
 
Description Resource Efficient Manufacturing webinar - IMechE 
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 Gave talk at the IMechE Resource Efficient Manufacturing webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?e=7097
 
Description Rob Wakely re Sue Hayman, Shadow Environment Secretary 
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 Briefed Rob Wakely re Absolute Zero to disseminate to Sue Hayman, Labour Environment Secretary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Round table discussion with Helen Freeman, Parliamentary Academic Fellow Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and University of Leeds 
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 Round-table discussions with Professor Tim IBell & Dr Will Hawkins, University of Bath and Dr Cyrille Dunant, University of Cambridge, for a contribution to POSTbrief.

Resulted in the publication of: Reducing the whole life carbon impact of buildings - https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pb-0044
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pb-0044
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium: Engineering inclusive cities 
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 The ninth Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium will take place virtually. The event will tackle the theme of 'Engineering inclusive cities' through intensive workshop-style sessions and structured networking. For more information on the theme and the event please follow this link.

This symposium will bring together the best early to mid-career researchers and practitioners (with zero to 20 years' post-doc or equivalent industry experience) from industry, academia and government. The aim of the symposium is to encourage collaborative work, promote international development and cross-disciplinary thinking among the next generation of leaders in engineering. To help cement new collaborations, groups of participants are invited to apply for seed funding to help develop new partnerships.

The event is by invitation only, but you can express interest below. Please contact programme lead Charlie Fenn for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.raeng.org.uk/events/events-programme/2020/june/frontiers-of-engineering-for-development-...
 
Description Rugby School, lead speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lead speaker at Rugby School's Sustainable Futures Academic Conference
Main contact Andy Davies - Andy Davies, AGD@rugbyschool.net
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.rugbyschool.co.uk/
 
Description Seminar at University of Bath, Public seminar within the Architecture and Civil Engineering Department, research presentation. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation given to share information.
Questions and discussion, with follow-up conversations and email correspondance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Seminar for Oxford University Business Economics Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave seminar for Oxford University Business Economics Programme - virtual
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Seminar with Gordon Bennet and ICE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to ICE & Gordon Bennett on Absolute Zero and our work in UK FIRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Speak at Green House Think Tank event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speak at Green House Think Tank event - 'What does zero carbon mean for transport in the UK and EU"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.greenhousethinktank.org/
 
Description Speak at the London Climate Change Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Speaking at the London Climate Change festival on three occasions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://londonclimatechangefestival.com/
 
Description Speaking at Cambridge Labour Party Environment Forum (Terry Macalistair) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Speaking at Cambridge Labour Party Environment Forum (Terry Macalistair) on a zoom webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://newnham.cambridgelabour.org.uk/?post_staff=paul-clarkson
 
Description Stuart Williams, ICE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Stuart Williams @ICE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ir.theice.com/governance/board-of-directors-and-committee-composition/person-details/default...
 
Description Submitted a response to BEIS on hydrogen 
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 REsponse to BEIS submitted on hydrogen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainability and development-themed outreach activity to enable/facilitate creating a podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dept. of Physics, University of Cambridge: The Nano Doctoral Training Centre (NanoDTC) is running a sustainability and development-themed outreach activity for an international collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Columbian Embassy in London. In short, the program encompasses a workshop whereby students from Cambridge & Columbia will be able to produce a short episode of a podcast centred around sustainability and development.

Ryan Parker - rap71@cam.ac.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nanodtc.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description Talk to David Wright, National Grid, ZERPA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a briefing to David Wright, National Grid on our work on ZERPAs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukfires.org/report-zerpas/
 
Description Tata Steel workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Online workshop presenting work to and receiving talks from representatives of Tata Steel (https://www.tatasteeleurope.com/) - prompted discussions of interest in potential collaboration and/or information sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Technology or behaviour? Balanced disruption in the race to net zero emissions for Benjamin Sovacool @Sussex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Technology or behaviour? Balanced disruption in the race to net zero emissions for Benjamin Sovacool @Sussex
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UK FIRES Living Lab industry consortium - hosting of Materials and manufacturing innovation workshop 
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 Overview
UK FIRES is researching options for decarbonisation of UK materials and manufacturing companies, particularly those in the foundational industries. Join-in to put your company's decarbonization programme in perspective and get new ideas to develop it. We will explore:

Planning and target setting for decarbonisation
Technology choices for eliminating emissions
Readiness for decarbonisation opportunities and constraints
What are the main sources of scope 3 emissions that manufacturing companies should be focusing upon? What are the options for their abatement? What new business opportunities for materials and manufacturing companies might arise on the race to zero?

In preparation for the workshop we will conduct a short survey on plans and progress for decarbonisation. Bringing together our research and the views of industry, we will design and facilitate an innovation workshop for industry participants with the aim of exploring pathways to net zero 2050 and key strategic choices on the way.

The workshop will be held by Zoom on 1st December 0930h-1200h. There is no cost, other than your time.

Results will be reported March 2021 and available for download from the UK FIRES project website.

Benefits for Participants
Translate what UK's commitment to net-zero emissions means for your business
Assess how ready your business and supply chain are for decarbonisation
See how your responses compare to others in the UK Materials and Manufacturing supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ukfires.org/absolute-zero-workshop-for-uk-manufacturing/
 
Description UK FIRES introductions to industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact During the course of the reporting period 1/3/2021-16/03/2022, the UK FIRES Industry Co-ordinator & Business Manager, Dr Philippa Horton gave presentations and met with many industry representatives. The meetings ranged from quick introductions to the UK FIRES work to full engagement by the industry partner committing to funding a PhD studentship with UK FIRES (Sky Limited, Advanced Electric Machines, and Whitby Wood).
Amongst others meetings where held with

Daniel D Braun, Daimler/Mercedes-Benz
Carol Jenkins, Science & Innovation at BEIS
Chris Stark, Paul Monks BEIS
Claire McGlynne, Knowledge Exchange
Trevor Dutton, Dutton Simulation Ltd
Ian Flewiit, ACAN EC
Michael Neaves, ECOS
Martin Kenny, Tarmac
Peter Amos, National Grid
Alice Gilman, Vivarail
Peter Stephens, Stagecoach
Greg March, Orion
Miriam MacLennan, Network Rail
Kelly Harrison, Whitby Wood
Nick Graham, Eddie Stobart
Tim Johnson, Chris Venable, Aviation working group
Simon Spooner, Atkins Infrastructure
Dennis Michl & colleagues, SMS Group GmbH
Will Rogers-Tizard, Trimble
MTJ Enzer, Mott MacDonald
Li Want, Biosites Systems
Scrott Brewster, Brewster's
Geri Smith, Balfour Beatty
Adam Day, Day Aggregates
Victoria Thompson, EMR
Stephane Magnenat, Enlightware
Jamie Holling, CELSA
Kat Ibbotson, Carbon Code
Fred Pibrow, M&S
Stuart Gourlay, BMW Group
Mark Friel, A H Spares
M Evans, Jaguaar Landrover
Leo Murray & Ollie Pendered, Riding Sunbeams
David Mosley, Brodie Berman, Andrew Turton, M & S Cygnet
Timo Hendy, Hydrock
HRW Engineers
Beth Lockhart, Arup
Gardiner
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description UK FIRES | Absolute Zero Construction Innovation Workshop 
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 UK FIRES is excited to announce the Absolute Zero Construction Innovation Workshop, a virtual conference to be held October 29. The workshop will bring together UK FIRES researchers and construction industry leaders in #decarbonisation and #sustainability.

The Absolute Zero analysis (https://lnkd.in/g5g4CSm) reveals exciting transformative business opportunities for existing players and new entrants in the UK construction sector.

We will throw light on these opportunities using a strategy tool developed by UK FIRES co-investigator Teppo Felin, Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Said Business School in Oxford.

The workshop is free and invitation only. Let us know if you'd like to join https://lnkd.in/dPPE5PW
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UK Manufacturing Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UK Manufacturing Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Workshop at Heyne Tillet Steel (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact New interest in attending upcoming UK FIRES Strategy Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Workshop on "Convergence Toward a Sustainable World Without Waste" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave talk at workshop on SUSTAINABLE WORLD WITHOUT WASTE to Ohio State University in collaboration with Professor Tim Gutowski, MIT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://si.osu.edu/news/sustainable-world-without-waste-workshop-may-6-10-and-12
 
Description Worldsteel workshop 
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 presenting work to and receiving talks from representatives of World Steel (https://worldsteel.org/) - prompted discussions of interest in potential collaboration and/or information sharing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ZERPA presentation to IEA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation to IEA on ZERPAs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.iea.org/
 
Description ZERPA presentation to Ørsted 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ZERPA presentation to Ørsted on ZERPAs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://orsted.co.uk/
 
Description ZERPA team with Willis Towers Watson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ZERPA team presentation with Willis Towers Watson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.wtwco.com/en-GB
 
Description interview with Mari-Ann Einersrud at Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
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 Exchange of ideas and view with Norwegian University of Science & Technology, possibly planning a future workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description meeting with Dell, Rebecca Walsh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Networking meeting with Dell, Rebecca Walsh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description presenting Steel Arising to the Welsh Cross Party Group for Steel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact presenting Steel Arising to the Welsh Cross Party Group for Steel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description speaking at Conservative party conference; Green technologies of tomorrow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact speaking at the Conservative party conference on the topic of "Green technologies for tomorrow".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description talk today for Gareth Dale, the Ecologist, Brunel University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave inaugural presentation to Brunel University,

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/gareth-dale
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://theecologist.org/2021/nov/13/nero-net-zero
 
Description webinar on structural design and zero emissions - TU Delft 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Sustainable Structural Design Webinars
Fred Veer at TU Delft
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.tudelft.nl/bk/over-faculteit/afdelingen/architectural-engineering-and-technology/organis...