A shining beacon in energy

The University of Liverpool has long-established, multidisciplinary research teams advancing knowledge and delivering applications in the energy research field.

Our expertise includes generation and delivery technologies, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing waste, and modelling how environmental changes induced by climate change impact on energy generation.

Our work is safeguarding health, contributing to economic growth, and securing the future availability of clean and affordable energy for populations locally, nationally and internationally.

Energy technologies evolve in a way that will influence how future society operates. Supported by the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, N-STAR (Nuclear Science, Technology and Applied Research), and Sensor City we are developing new options for the generation, delivery and storage of energy.

Energy is both a technological and societal issue. In addition to addressing technological challenges, we also address the impacts, both environmental and societal, of future energy technologies with the National Oceanography Centre, the Risk Institute and the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy.

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Research Activities

climate change and energy

Climate Change and Energy

Our project aims to identify the challenges facing the future security of the UK nuclear energy sector and coastal energy supply in the Northwest region as a result of a changing climate.

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solar cells

Solar Cells / Batteries

During our lifetimes we can all expect to see major changes in the availability, price and supply of energy, and we believe that the best way to deal with that change is to create new approaches.

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digital reactor

Digital Reactor

The University's Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has been appointed as the academic lead partner in a £2.9M research programme to set up and run a UK Digital Reactor Design partnership.

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Facilities and Collaborations


Nuclear Science and Technology Applied Research

Nuclear Science and Technology Applied Research (N-STAR) forms a hub of research that is distributed across a number of schools across the University of Liverpool.

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The Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy

A specialist energy materials research institute, aiming to transform the future of energy generation, storage, transmission and energy efficiency.

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sensor city

Sensor City

A technical innovation centre and University Enterprise Zone, fostering the creation, development, production and promotion of cutting edge sensor technologies for use in a wide range of sectors.

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