Chemistry for Energy

The use of energy is an integral part of our everyday lives and the industries and services which support us and our lifestyles. Sustainable production of energy is vital to mediate our environmental impact. The UK government has signed up to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, which includes a UK target for 15 percent of energy to be generated from renewables by 2020. This target is equivalent to a seven-fold increase in UK renewable energy consumption from 2008 levels. Full details are available through the Dept of Energy and Climate change

CIKTN is playing an active role in supporting the development of the new technologies which are required to meet this stretching challenge. The areas of activity include:

Renewable electricity generation
Solar (Photo Voltaic)
Artificial photosynthesis

More sustainable electricity generation
Fuel cells, hydrogen generation & storage

Renewable fuels generation
Biofuels activity
Solar fuels activity

CIKTN is strongly engaged with projects throughout the Energy field and is working collaboratively with other KTNs (including Energy Generation and Supply KTN and Nano KTN) to effectively communicate with the community. The KTN is also aligned strongly the Energy priorities of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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This group looks at the development of new technologies required to meet the UK target for producing renewable energy