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New centre brings experts together

Carbon dioxide

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer heads up drive for industrial decarbonisation.

28 January 2020

Muriel Cozier

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer as lead to develop plans for a centre that will help the UK achieve its net-zero ambitions. The centre will be focused on addressing the challenges faced by the industrial sector as it seeks to decarbonise.

Professor Maroto-Valer will work with academics, industry, policymakers and other stakeholders to develop a proposal for the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC). The centre, which is supported by £20 million through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), will foster collaboration between researchers and industry, developing innovation to address the challenges faced by the industrial sector. Professor Maroto-Valer has been allocated £100, 000 through the ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation challenge, to develop the bid for the centre.

Professor Maroto-Valer is director of the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University, in Scotland, UK.  RCCS is a world leading engineering centre developing innovation for the deployment of low-carbon energy systems.

Along with more than 475 publications and being editor of four books, Professor Maroto-Valer is also Editor in Chief the SCI journal Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology.

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