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 have 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 two more planned for 2021. Each workshop has provided the basis for an innovation report, most if not all of which will be published during 2021. 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 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. 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. In Challenge 4, as well as the industry-facing workshops, we have begun development of a new proposal for share valuation based on 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. We are now developing 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 and have proposed a major engagement activity at COP26.

The report has also given a sharp focus to our research agenda: relative reductions in emissions are no longer relevant when within thirty 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, this will be the basis of our second technical retreat planned for Sept 2021.
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 2019
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 EPSRC DTA
Amount £69,342 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
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 10/2019 
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
 
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 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 axial roll 156a are provided at the first axial surface and the second axial surface respectively, to subject the workpiece to axial pressure. The first and second axial rolls 154a, 156a are provided at an angular position, measured around the workpiece and with respect to the principal axis, within ±10° of said radial roll bite region. Multiple circumferential constraint rolls are provided around the outer radial surface or inner radial surface. In order to control the cross sectional shape of the workpiece, the mandrel roll 152a, 152b and/or the forming roll 150a has a projecting portion for contact with the workpiece, the projecting portion having an axial extent which is smaller than the axial height of the workpiece, the mandrel roll and/or forming roll being axially moveable relative to the workpiece. 
IP Reference EP3265252B1 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2020
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. 
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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> 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.
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> With all best wishes
> Charlotte Methuen
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> --
> 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 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> This is the list:
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> 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 | 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 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 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