Energy research centres

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Cutting a country’s carbon emissions by 80% is no small task; it requires a revolution in the way we live our lives, from our transport and national grid to the products we buy and our homes. At Birmingham these are exactly the problems our research is tackling.

The energy research at University of Birmingham is driven by research centres that are pushing the boundary in innovation to answer the difficult questions. Our research centres are recognized nationally and internationally for their significant contribution in research and education.

Centres for Energy Storage

Using liquid air and thermal storage to utilize 'wrong time' renewable energy.



Exploring novel solutions for clean and energy efficient transport systems and infrastructure.


Centre for Nuclear Education and Research

Nuclear energy is an important vector in the current energy landscape.

Other research activities

Contributing to various aspects of energy research with a wider range of activity.


Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research

Fuel cells as a future power generator in stationary and transport applications.


Cluster for Environment, Energy Economics and Management

Examining the complex relationship between economic activity and the environment.