Chemical Engineering


2 Feb 2023

The Department of Chemical Engineering has been awarded funding for project in support of the UK’s green growth and net zero ambitions by 2050

Dr Jon Wagner in lab coat and goggles with machine in background

The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) has awarded close to £6 million to 20 projects across 14 UK research institutions to support the reduction of carbon emissions in the UK’s largest industrial clusters.

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University’s project ‘algae-based carbon capture and utilisation for UK cluster decarbonisation’ was among the 20 projects to be awarded funding.

The lead of this project, Dr Jonathan Wagner, comments:

“In this project, we will develop a new process for algae-based carbon capture from industrial processes, which eliminates the temporal and spatial limitations of current algae technologies.

We are excited to work with IDRIC and stakeholders across the seven clusters to develop a demonstration study for this new process”

Loughborough University colleagues will work with the University of Manchester, Heriot-Watt University, Xanthella Ltd, Zest Associates, Severn Trent Water, Biffa Waste Services, Green Fuels Research, Algreen Ltd. on this project.

A huge congratulations to colleagues in the Department of Chemical Engineering. We look forward to seeing how this project will impact our net-zero targets.