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New report reviews the role of fossil fuel-based carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the energy sector
21 January 2021
In the context of highly constrained global carbon budgets for meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, significant progress in energy sector decarbonisation is essential by 2030.

New research published on the life cycle assessment of alternative techniques for augmenting drinking water supplies in developing countries
21 January 2021
The article by Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid and collaborators from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) highlights that the environmental sustainability of adaptations to urban water infrastructure should be evaluated.

A new paper discusses crowdfunding’s potential to democratise finance
21 January 2021
The research considers how and why investors place their confidence in commercial crowdfunding websites or platforms

Tyndall Centre research is included in Committee on Climate Change Sixth Carbon Budget report
15 January 2021
Clair Gough contributed to a summary note on greenhouse gas removal policies which concluded that strong political leadership is essential to deliver sustainable GGR without a reduction in mitigation ambition.

Timothy Capper presented at the Energy Technology Partnership’s annual conference
3 December 2020
His presentation considered the effect of imbalance charges on participants in peer-to-peer electricity markets.

Tyndall Manchester project runner-up for research impact in Guardian University Awards
3 December 2020
The Setting City Area Targets and Trajectories for Emissions Reduction (SCATTER) project was recognised for helping set and develop carbon targets and policies

£1.5m project funded by UKRI and industry will research how to eliminate plastic leakage into the environment.
25 November 2020
Dr Maria Sharmina and colleagues in the Departments of Materials and Sociology have secured the funding for project, "One bin to rule them all".

Tyndall Manchester collaboration wins in international competition 'Reimagining museums for climate action'
20 November 2020
Story:Web is one of eight winning exhibition concepts selected from the 264 entries, from 48 countries.

New paper published on decarbonising the difficult to mitigate sectors of transport and industry
6 November 2020
Limiting warming to well below 2°C requires rapid and complete decarbonisation of energy systems.

New paper published on the future of UK plastics recycling
9 October 2020
The paper contends that the use of plastics and even the existence of this versatile material, has been increasingly demonised in the UK.

Building a social innovation strategy for rice straw bioenergy in the Philippines and Vietnam
16 September 2020
New Tyndall research published on how to engage farmers in bioenergy development.

New research tackles wicked problems
27 August 2020
New Tyndall analysis published in Futures, emphasises the importance of involving stakeholders when making decisions to tackle complex environmental challenges.

The co-benefits of climate action: accelerating city-level ambition
27 August 2020
A new report from CAST, CDP and the Tyndall Centre assesses the state of how cities are identifying and using co-benefits to support their climate action.

RiseUp: New collaborative research project receives ESRC funding to investigate the resilience of the UK seafood system in response to disruption caused by COVID-19
23 July 2020
Many seafood businesses in the UK have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and face extraordinary challenges in continuing to produce, process and supply food to the public.

New paper on 'Environmental trade-offs associated with bioenergy from agri-residues in sub-tropical regions: a case study of the Colombian coffee sector'
23 July 2020
The paper evaluates the environmental impacts that can derive from coffee stems gasification in small-scale gasifiers-CHP systems

A new paper by Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid and colleagues from the University of Seville has been published in the journal 'Processes'
23 July 2020
The concrete industry allows the use of large quantities of waste as a substitute for a conventional raw material without sacrificing the technical properties of the product.

Workshop report and video available from 'Local Authorities and the Climate Emergency’ virtual event on 16 March
10 July 2020
Over 50 local authority participants attended and took part in an interesting and interactive event, as well as having the opportunity to provide further input and raise further questions following the evening.

New Tyndall research calculates carbon emissions from existing ships, and shows how these can be reduced in-line with the Paris climate agreement’s 1.5 degree goal
24 June 2020
The research found that the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted over the lifetimes of existing ships would use up more than the sector’s entire carbon budget, unless action is taken.

Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid and Dr Maria Sharmina have published a paper quantifying greenhouses gas emissions from circular economy strategies in the EU construction sector
16 June 2020
The construction sector represents one of the most significant sources of waste generation in the European Union (EU), with nearly one billion tonnes of construction and demolition waste annually.

Two new papers from the Tyndall Centre look at aspects of feasibility of carbon dioxide removal using biomass energy with carbon capture and storage and afforestation
11 June 2020
Greenhouse gas removal technologies and practices are essential to bring emissions to net zero and limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

New report published on 'Unflushables 2030?'
29 May 2020
The report by Claire Hoolohan and Alison Browne summarises a workshop with policy and industry partners that explored how to eradicate unflushables by 2030.

New report published on changes to production-consumption systems resulting from COVID-19, and possible prospects for the future.
22 May 2020
Claire Hoolohan and Maria Sharmina contributed to the report, which adds to the public debate on what the world will look like when we get through the COVID-19 pandemic

Jaise Kuriakose is highlighted among 100 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic experts
27 March 2020
The Climate Reframe project highlighted some of the best BAME people who are climate experts, campaigners and advocates living and working in the UK.

Early results from the Energy Revolution Consortium
26 March 2020
Maria Sharmina and colleagues at the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde have created a local energy business database, bringing together many sources of publicly available information.

Low-cost finance for renewables enabled by community energy
12 February 2020
Community energy in the UK has grown due to some favourable government policies and the decreasing cost of renewable energy technologies.

Register now for 'Local Authorities and the Climate Emergency' from 5pm on 16 March
12 February 2020
The Tyndall Centre invites councillors and local authority officers and managers to an evening of sharing what's working, where the challenges remain and how they can best be addressed in taking climate action.

Tyndall focus on eradicating unflushable waste
7 February 2020
Unflushables are a substantial challenge in a world focused on reducing plastic pollution, improving water quality, reducing water demand and ensuring resilient water supplies. Yet they're taboo.

New research, led by Dr Chris Jones, on the environmental aspects of energy storage has been published in Environmental Science and Technology
23 January 2020
A life cycle assessment approach was used to evaluate the potential greenhouse gas savings possible when replacing fossil fuel generators (diesel and natural gas) with energy storage systems (ESS) for electricity grid services.

Environmental sustainability of small-scale biomass power technologies for agricultural communities in developing countries
13 December 2019
This study by Jhud Mikhail Aberilla, Dr Alejandro Gallego Schmid, Dr Laurence Stamford and Prof Adisa Azapagic quantifies the potential environmental benefits of using residues from rice, coconut and livestock as an alternative to diesel generators in off-grid communities.

Dr Andrew Welfle worked with BBC Sport to provide expert opinion on their report 'How Green are Premier League Clubs?'
22 November 2019
The English Premier League is a global brand and its teams are not just sport clubs, they are high profile businesses. They are now rightly coming under scrutiny questioning their environmental and carbon credentials.

Chris Jones represented Tyndall at the Environmental Audit Committee oral evidence session on Net Zero Government.
25 October 2019
The Environmental Audit Committee’s enquiry into Net Zero Government is producing a report into the role of the UK Government’s estate in meeting the Net Zero by 2050 greenhouse gas emissions target.

New job available at Tyndall Manchester
16 October 2019
Tyndall Manchester are recruiting a Research Associate to join the EnergyREV Consortium. The post runs from 01/02/2020 until 31/03/2022, and the application deadline is 7 November.

Dr Chris Jones discusses the role of investors in tackling climate change
16 October 2019
Knowledge Exchange Fellow Chris Jones took part in a panel discussion on climate change with BEIS Minister Kwasi Kwarteng at this year’s Conservative Party Conference.

Virtual participation at the MEMENTO workshop in Cuernavaca, Mexico
11 October 2019
John Broderick presented Tyndall Manchester research in the area of smart grids and electricity decarbonisation to the MEMENTO workshop in Cuernavaca, Mexico. This was a gathering of researchers, industrialist and government officials.

CAST Centre is launched in Cardiff
2 October 2019
Tyndall Centre researchers Claire Hoolohan, Sarah Mander, Carly McLachlan and Ruth Wood attended the launch of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). The University of Manchester is a core partner in the Centre.

Researching emissions from wood burning stoves
13 September 2019
Master's students from both the School of Engineering and the School of Natural Sciences have been investigating parameters influencing emissions from wood burning stoves.

‘Aha’ moments in the water-energy-food nexus: a new morphological scenario method to accelerate sustainable transformation
13 September 2019
Claire Hoolohan, Alice Larkin and Carly McLachlan (Tyndall Centre) have a new paper in Technological Forecasting and Social Change presenting a new method for creating nexus scenarios and evaluating their role in enabling “nexus thinking”.

Visions for the future of community energy in the UK
26 June 2019
Tim Braunholtz-Speight of Tyndall Manchester launched ‘Visions for the future of community energy in the UK’, a new report from the UKERC Financing Community Energy research project, at the Community Energy England annual conference on June 22.

New paper published on how shipping demand might change in response to global climate change mitigation and adaptation
14 June 2019
The paper by Sarah Mander, Maria Sharmina, Kevin Anderson, Alice Larkin and colleagues at UCL presents four contrasting scenarios of global maritime trade out to 2050, including high and low levels of global CO2 mitigation and associated climate impacts.