Energy efficiency

The Energy Efficiency research theme develops highly efficient energy services technologies to support the low cost and low carbon exploration, production and transport of natural gas. Technologies and systems are being explored that, for example, employ waste heat recovery, provide more efficient primary cycles, and improve the efficiency of power generation with carbon capture.

The research seeks ways to reduce fuel consumption, fuel cost and greenhouse gas emissions by advancing efficient technologies designed for this challenging environment, improving the integrated performance of barges and FPSO’s (Floating Production Storage and Offloading).

    Bringing minds together – Bolstering collaborations with FAPESP grant

    16 August 2017

    In today’s research world of teleconferences, the value of face-to-face encounters can often get overlooked. Working across time zones and geographies can be a real barrier for researchers. This challenge motivated Dr Sara Budinis, from the Department of Chemical Engineering and a researcher at the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI), to apply and win a FAPESP-Imperial College Engagement System. The aim of […]

    • Brazil
    • Researchers
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    Women in Engineering Day: Q&A with Dr Julia Sachs

    22 June 2017

    For National Women in Engineering Day (23rd June), we asked Dr Julia Sachs, a researcher at the Sustainable Gas Institute, TEN questions about her career in the sector. Julia studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart. Following her PhD, she is now working on a new energy systems model, MUSE in the Department of Chemical Engineering at […]

    • Climate change
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy Modelling
    • Greenhouse gas emissions
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    Ryan Clark: Reducing emissions through biogas and CCS technology

    16 June 2017

    Capturing greenhouse gas emissions and injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) underground along with the increased use of renewables (such as biogas) all have the potential to reduce emissions while meeting our energy needs. Ryan Clark, a visiting researcher at Imperial College from the University of Regina in Canada has been investigating this area. Based in the department […]

    • biogas
    • Climate change
    • Video
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    White Paper 3 launch – ‘A greener gas grid: What are the options?’

    31 May 2017

    The Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) will be launching its third report in their White Paper Series on the 20th July. There are an estimated 2.8 million km of gas transport pipelines globally supplying energy for heating and cooking. There are a number of ways to decarbonise existing gas networks. This comprehensive report evaluates the overall […]

    • gas networks
    • Low-carbon power
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    Women from Imperial College are finding innovative energy solutions

    8 March 2017

    As today is International Women’s Day (IWD), we wanted to celebrate the contribution women are making to tackling climate change. Dr Sara Budinis, a chemical engineer from Imperial College, provides her thoughts on the subject during Women@Imperial Week, an annual celebration of the achievements of female staff and students at Imperial past and present. What contributions have women made to […]

    • Climate change
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