Transforming the Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub (TransFIRE)

Lead Research Organisation: Cranfield University
Department Name: Sch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact

Abstract

The Transforming the Foundation Industries Challenge has set out the background of the six foundation industries; cement, ceramics, chemicals, glass, metals and paper, which produce 28 Mt pa (75% of all materials in our economy) with a value of £52Bn but also create 10% of UK CO2 emissions. These materials industries are the root of all supply chains providing fundamental products into the industrial sector, often in vertically-integrated fashion. They have a number of common factors: they are water, resource and energy-intensive, often needing high temperature processing; they share processes such as grinding, heating and cooling; they produce high-volume, often pernicious waste streams, including heat; and they have low profit margins, making them vulnerable to energy cost changes and to foreign competition.
Our Vision is to build a proactive, multidisciplinary research and practice driven Research and Innovation Hub that optimises the flows of all resources within and between the FIs. The Hub will work with communities where the industries are located to assist the UK in achieving its Net Zero 2050 targets, and transform these industries into modern manufactories which are non-polluting, resource efficient and attractive places to be employed. TransFIRe is a consortium of 20 investigators from 12 institutions, 49 companies and 14 NGO and government organisations related to the sectors, with expertise across the FIs as well as energy mapping, life cycle and sustainability, industrial symbiosis, computer science, AI and digital manufacturing, management, social science and technology transfer. TransFIRe will initially focus on three major challenges:
1 Transferring best practice - applying "Gentani": Across the FIs there are many processes that are similar, e.g. comminution, granulation, drying, cooling, heat exchange, materials transportation and handling. Using the philosophy Gentani (minimum resource needed to carry out a process) this research would benchmark and identify best practices considering resource efficiencies (energy, water etc.) and environmental impacts (dust, emissions etc.) across sectors and share information horizontally.
2 Where there's muck there's brass - creating new materials and process opportunities. Key to the transformation of our Foundation Industries will be development of smart, new materials and processes that enable cheaper, lower-energy and lower-carbon products. Through supporting a combination of fundamental research and focused technology development, the Hub will directly address these needs. For example, all sectors have material waste streams that could be used as raw materials for other sectors in the industrial landscape with little or no further processing. There is great potential to add more value by "upcycling" waste by further processes to develop new materials and alternative by-products from innovative processing technologies with less environmental impact. This requires novel industrial symbioses and relationships, sustainable and circular business models and governance arrangements.
3 Working with communities - co-development of new business and social enterprises. Large volumes of warm air and water are produced across the sectors, providing opportunities for low grade energy capture. Collaboratively with communities around FIs, we will identify the potential for co-located initiatives (district heating, market gardening etc.). This research will highlight issues of equality, diversity and inclusiveness, investigating the potential from societal, environmental, technical, business and governance perspectives. Added value to the project comes from the £3.5 M in-kind support of materials and equipment and use of manufacturing sites for real-life testing as well as a number of linked and aligned PhDs/EngDs from HEIs and partners This in-kind support will offer even greater return on investment and strongly embed the findings and operationalise them within the sector.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Defra/Industry Resources and Waste Data Working Group Meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Insight and shaping of policies and data systems for resources and waste in England and devolved administrations.
 
Description EPSRC TFI Network+ Scientific Advisory Board Member (chemistry representative)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://tfinetworkplus.org/
 
Description ICE Low Carbon Concrete Routemap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Primary policy document for achieving net-zero concrete in the UK, guidance to be released early 2022. Will potentially influence up to 10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in the UK and 100 million across the world.
 
Description Policy Connect - COP26 and the waste and resource sector
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Evidence of change in government attitudes, with discussion and support for dematerialisation at a societal level.
 
Description Resources and Wastes Targets Experts Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Influence and oversight for targets set by Government to satisfy the Environment Bill and the Resources and Waste Strategy.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/resources-and-waste-targets-expert-group
 
Description Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing CO2 Emissions in Refractories
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 03/2024
 
Description Akzo Nobel 
Organisation AkzoNobel
Department AkzoNobel UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Chemicals technical working groups. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Aluminium federation 
Organisation Aluminium Federation Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Metals technical working group. Dissemination of results to their members
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Ametek Land 
Organisation Land Instruments
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Ansys Granta 
Organisation Ansys, Inc
Department ANSYS UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Chemicals technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Bao Steel 
Organisation Baowu Steel
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provided testing facilities
Collaborator Contribution Provided raw materials
Impact Raw materials
Start Year 2021
 
Description British Glass 
Organisation British Glass
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in glass technical working group. Dissemination of outputs to their members
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Cambond 
Organisation Cambond Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in technical working groups. Use of facilities. Provision of raw materials Collaboration on joint grant applications
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Cast Metal Federaion 
Organisation Cast Metals Federation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Metals technical working group. Introduction to new partners Dissemination of TransFIRe outputs Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Celsa 
Organisation Celsa
Country Poland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Metals technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Chemical Industries Association 
Organisation Chemical Industries Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Chemicals technical working group. Dissemination of TransFIRe outputs to their members.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Constellium 
Organisation Constellium
Department Constellium UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Metals technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact Invited talks at National Manufacturing Debate
Start Year 2021
 
Description Croda 
Organisation Croda International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Chemicals technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Diageo 
Organisation Diageo
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Glass technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Encirc360 
Organisation Encirc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Glass technical working group. Industry lead for Glass technical working group Use of facilities. Support of ED&I activities
Impact ED&I contribution in our foundation industry forum
Start Year 2021
 
Description Glass Technology Services 
Organisation Glass Technology Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Glass technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Hanson Cement 
Organisation Hanson Cement
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Cement technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Hoare Lee 
Organisation Hoare Lea
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in cement technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Liberty Steel 
Organisation Liberty Steel
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Metals technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Lucideon 
Organisation Lucideon
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Ceramics technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Luxfer Group 
Organisation Luxfer Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in metals technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Materials Processing Institute (MPI) 
Organisation Materials Processing Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in metals technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Mineral Products Association 
Organisation Mineral Products Association (MPA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Morgan Advanced Materials 
Organisation Morgan Advanced Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Ceramics technical working group.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Netzsch Instruments 
Organisation Netzsch Instruments
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Northumbria Water 
Organisation Northumbrian Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact PhD studentship at Northumbria University
Start Year 2021
 
Description Pilkington 
Organisation Pilkington Glass
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Chemicals technical working group. Use of facilities. Site visits and educating our consortium on glass manufacturing and challenges
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Saint Gobain 
Organisation Saint-Gobain Vetrotex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Glass technical working group. Provision of materials and Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Siemens 
Organisation Siemens AG
Department Siemens plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in Chemicals technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Tarmac 
Organisation Tarmac Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in cement technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Vesuvius UK 
Organisation Vesuvius UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution TransFIRe outputs: -optimising the flows of all resources within and between the (FIs) and their supply chains -improving their competitiveness -supports their UK Net Zero 2050 targets for GHG emissions -furthers equality, diversity and inclusion
Collaborator Contribution Participation in ceramics technical working group. Use of facilities.
Impact No outputs yet.
Start Year 2021
 
Description BMRadio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Bradford Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TransFIRe exhibited at the Science festival in Bradford. Over 10,000 visitors saw the TransFIRe display about the carbon emissions from resource use. The TransFIRe team brought the subject to life iwith a series of boxes that expressed the volume of carbon emissions associated with 100 grams of food items regularly found in a roast dinner. The display also included balloons sized to the amount of carbon emitted for the production of everyday items made from foundation materials, such as a teaspoon, shot glass and espresso cup. Visitors left over 50 pledges about behaviour changes that could substantially reduce carbon emissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description CIWM EDI Strategy 
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 Preparation of CIWM EDI Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description COP26 and Beyond .... the pathway to Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A collaborative, inclusive and multi-disciplinary approach is required to ensure solutions for adaptation and mitigation are successfully delivered. In the final challenges and opportunities session, Professor Jolly will discussed what COP26 means for research and innovation and explore their role in understanding the problem and delivering solutions that are scalable, sustainable and will deliver meaningful progress.
The Q&A at the end focussed on question of how to achieve resource efficiency and dematerialisation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.iom3.org/events-awards/ems-event-calendar/cop26-beyond-the-pathway-to-net-zero.html
 
Description Former Vice President Al Gore - Frontiers Forum - The Case for Climate Optimism - September 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I attended the Frontiers Forum on 29 September 2021 at which the Keynote Speaker was Former Vice President Al Gore, discussing Climate Change. From over 5000 attendees I was selected to be on the Q&A Panel and was one of only two members who had the opportunity to ask questions of Former Vice President Al Gore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEpWTIZbODg&t=12s
 
Description Frontiers in Glass Forum - Invited Presentation 
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 Invited Presentation at the Frontiers in Glass II Forum, 30th June 2021, organised by University of Bristol. I gave an Invited Presentation, sparked discussions and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Hull Gaia Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation Hub (TransFIRe) exhibited at the Gaia exhibition in the Hull Minster as part of the Freedom Festival in August. Over 8,000 visitors saw the TransFIRe display about the carbon emissions from resource use. The TransFIRe team brought the subject to life in Hull with a series of boxes that expressed the volume of carbon emissions associated with 100 grams of food items regularly found in a roast dinner. The display also included balloons sized to the amount of carbon emitted for the production of everyday items made from foundation materials, such as a teaspoon, shot glass and espresso cup. A presentation for the Bondholders - a regional network of business owners - and a public interactive lecture completed the picture. Visitors left over 70 pledges about behaviour changes that could substantially reduce carbon emissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description ITV News Calendar 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Challenges and opportunities presented by offshore wind. Dr Anne Velenturf from the University of Leeds was interviewed by ITV about the opportunities and challenges for growing offshore wind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-10-29/how-this-career-could-put-you-at-the-forefront-of-fight...
 
Description Industrial visit from Emerson to research group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting onsite with Emerson representatives (3 people) to discuss research opportunities, including the TransFire project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited Presentation to GlassTrend 
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 I gave and Invited Presentation to GlassTrend and its members
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy Leeds COP26: Realising a circular economy together is essential for climate action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Half of carbon emissions come from our consumption of materials and products, resulting from their mining, processing and manufacture. But resource use is not on the agenda for COP26. Anne Velenturf and Phil Purnell argue that this needs to change and that reducing resource use as part of a sustainable circular economy is essential to achieving net-zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://medium.com/policy-leeds/realising-a-circular-economy-together-is-essential-for-climate-actio...
 
Description Public lecture to IOM3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A ZOOM presentation on my research to IOM3 members, attended by 30-40 members of the IOM3 and sparked some good discussions and good questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Sustainable materials webinar 
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 Prof Mark Jolly invited to give a talk entitled 'Resource efficiency and the transition to using less'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Tatasteel 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 Workshop with Tatasteel representatives (3 people) to discuss research opportunities, including the TransFire project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Technical Working Group workshop series: shaping the TransFIRe Engagement and Impact Strategy 
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 Consultation with industry partners on challenges and priorities for TransFIRe.
Key enablers and challenges for transformation.
PESTEL analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Technical Working Group workshop series: shaping the TransFIRe Engagement and Impact Strategy 
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 Technical Working Group workshop series: shaping the TransFIRe Engagement and Impact Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description The Refractories Engineers event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article about TransFIRe in IRE's publication: The Refractories Engineers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description TransFIRe Launch 
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 Official launch of TransFIRe followed by resource efficiency conference.
Description of our mission and vision.
Invited speakers from decarbonisation challenge and Nancy Bocken.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description TransFIRe announced in RENEW newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TransFIRe announced in RENEW newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Why acting on climate change means we have to de-materialise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact over 4500 people viewed the LinkedIn post of the blog.
The activity was a thought leadership piece to raise the awareness of the importance of remanufacturing in dematerialisation in the activities required to hit net zero targets 2050.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://blogs.cranfield.ac.uk/manufacturing/why-acting-on-climate-change-means-we-have-to-de-materia...
 
Description Worldsteel visit/workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Three representatives from the World Steel Association visited my research group (Resource Efficiency Collective) to discuss current research, including the TransFIRE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022