Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research



Our Centre brings together researchers from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

Heat map of King's Gate building

The overarching focus of our energy research is to address three key challenges to ensure a sustainable future.... "enough, for all, for ever".

As an interdisciplinary research centre, we:

  • deliver holistic, cutting-edge research
  • develop understanding
  • find new ways of meeting the growing energy needs in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable way


Follow these links for information about our projects:

  • BMT-CES - Biofuel Micro-Trigeneration with Cryogenic Energy Storage 
  • Global Secure - GLOBAL Sustainable Energy through China-UK Research Engagement 
  • Green Foods - Towards Zero fossil CO2 emissions in the European food & beverage industry

HISMAR - Hull Identification System for Maritime Autonomous Robotics  
The magnetic and optical navigational system developed as part of the HISMAR project is currently being commercialised by NORHULL AS, a Norwegian based company aiming to use the unique navigation system with their STEELCRAWLER robot

  • Inomanship - INOvative energy MANagement system for cargo SHIP 
  • LH-Cogen - Low grade heat driven adsorption-linear-expander cycle for cogeneration of power and refrigeration 
  • ProTEM Network - Process Industry Thermal Energy Management 
  • SusTEM Network - Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Network 
  • TEDDI - Building Management and Energy Demand 
  • TEFLES - Technologies and Scenarios for Low Emissions Shipping 
  • ULYSSES - Ultra Slow Ships