Energy & the Environment

EERI Energy and Environment Research Institute

Research and development in the field of Energy and the Environment is strategically important for national and international funding bodies. The University has committed strongly to this agenda through the development of large scale infrastructure such as the construction of state-of-the-art laboratories and research centres.

The Energy and Environment Research Institute (EERI) brings together a dynamic team of 32 researchers (with 11 Professors) conducting international excellent research and development in the interdisciplinary field of Low Carbon, Energy and Environment. The Institute builds on significant strengths in fundamental and applied research in a broad range of themes related to energy and the environment.

Current strengths include:

Staff and postgraduate students of the Energy and Environment Research Institute work within three expert Research Centres:

Shaping the future

The Energy and Environment Research Institute (EERI) was set up to unite and promote energy research in Wales, to help deliver a low carbon future. The multidisciplinary LCRI aims to support the energy sector, UK and globally, to develop low carbon generation, storage, distribution and end use technologies, and to offer policy advice.

Its researchers play a key role in this. With support from Welsh Government, EERI has invested in the Hydrogen Research Centre at Baglan. The Hydrogen Research Centre is a platform for experimental research into the development of renewable hydrogen production systems and novel hydrogen energy storage technologies. The centre also enables research into and the development of hydrogen vehicles, fuel cell applications and wider issues in the implementation of hydrogen energy systems. 

The Hydrogen Centre and its researchers has placed Wales as a world leading centre for the development of biochemical, chemical and systems engineering for the research and delivery of sustainable hydrogen low Carbon technologies within the UK and further afield.