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Dr Richard Williams
Dr Andrew Smallbone
Dr Zhiwei Ma
Prof Tony Roskilly
University of Chester:
Prof Joseph Howe
The key aim is to address, through the development of an online CPD training module, the skill deficit and awareness of low/zero carbon heating and cooling technologies for industrial applications.
There has been a rapid evolution in recent years of technologies which utilise, low grade heat, e.g. solar heat and industrial waste heat; clean electricity; clean fuel like hydrogen. These technologies have the potential to significantly reduce Industrial Greenhouse Gas emissions.
This project will improve the awareness of these technologies and introduce their engineering fundamentals.
The project team will liaise with industrial partners, through the northeast and northwest industrial clusters, to ensure that the content is of relevance and pitched correctly. This will direct the depth and breadth of the course material and ensuring that industrial CPD requirements are met. The topics may include but are not limited to:
These technologies may use clean energy such as electricity or green hydrogen produced using renewable sources, or they may allow for the use of low grade, low temperature, air source, ground source, water source, or waste heat, potentially integrated with energy storage.
Improved awareness and knowledge of these technologies will help to transition the UKs industrial sectors heating and cooling, which is motivated by climate needs and government policy, whilst at the same time addressing the low carbon skills deficit.
This project will provide, to the industrial clusters, an industrial-focused CPD engineering online training module, which will give an awareness and understanding of technologies, for the industrial decarbonization of heating and cooling.