New home for Energy2050

Energy2050 will be moving into their new home in early 2017, allowing more staff and students to be brought together under one roof.

120 academics and 250 PhD students make up Energy2050 and the relocation of some of the Energy2050 team to 40 Leavygreave Road underpins the University of Sheffield’s commitment to this vital research area and provides a focal point for the wide range of energy research undertaken across the University.

New Energy2050 laboratories have also been installed for our world-leading experts who research into energy from renewable sources such as wind and biological materials such as plants.

Also relocating are the core staff of Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures who lead the University’s work on sustainability and the interaction between food, water and energy resources. The research supported by the Centre takes place in every faculty at our University and this distributed model will continue.

Energy2050 Programme Director, Matthew Billson said: “Energy2050 is helping to change the way we generate and use energy and we’re working with people and businesses around the world to move to a more sustainable future.

“We’re pleased to be able to move into these new facilities which offer increased interdisciplinary working, opportunities for collaboration and high-quality research.”

Energy2050’s new labs are open this summer, with further refurbishment and new offices expected to be complete by April next year.