- Case Study Pinweld – reducing the environmental impact of the automotive sector Many cracked plastic bumpers and under bonnet car parts are replaced rather than repaired, which comes at a significant financial and environmental cost. This is the reason why Pinweld Ltd innovative approach awakened the interest of the UK automotive sector.
- Case Study envoPAP – turning waste into paper products envoPAP is a UK-based paper supplier who thrives to improve the sustainability of businesses by providing a range of tree-free, carbon-neutral, paper-based products made from sugarcane fibre residue, otherwise known as bagasse.
- Case Study LettUs Grow – a fresh look at farming Bristol startup LettUs Grow has an aim to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by encouraging vertical urban farming, which would allow food to be grown near its point of consumption.
- Case Study How peel could replace crude oil in plastics We are exploiting the use of bacteria for the production of terpenes, present in citrus, turpentine and pine oils to replace crude oil in plastics.
- Case Study Plastic from waste, sugars and carbon dioxide In this project, we use the latest development in catalysis and synthetic chemistry to transform sugars, nature’s building block, into renewable and degradable alternatives to petrochemical materials.
- Case Study Sustainable materials for regenerative medicine We are developing the next generation of biomaterials that are sustainable and do not require the use of animal derived proteins to support cells.
Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies
Established in 2008, the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) brings together academic expertise from the University of Bath with international, industrial, academic and stakeholder partners to carry out research, training and outreach in sustainable chemical technologies. Our researchers are drawn from across the University of Bath, including the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Physics and Social & Policy Sciences. The Centre offers industry co-funded PhD studentships and the Bath-Monash Global PhD Programme in Sustainable and Circular Technologies. We continue to grow, providing excellent opportunities for research training.
“I had a great time at the CSCT and made some lifelong friends. We were constantly provided with the support to take us to a higher level. This could be by means of attending conferences and workshops related to your research, doing an internship in your preferred company and obtaining resources necessary for your knowledge growth.”
“I’ve been a fan of the CSCT right from its beginning. I’ve loved the work that the Centre has done. The whole idea of sustainable technologies and bringing together different capabilities are absolutely essential if we’re going to build something that has impact.”
“Working for the CSCT has given me the opportunity, industrial links and resources to develop truly sustainable technologies to reduce our impact on the environment. For example we have developed a yeast substitute for palm oil, that we are now taking to the industrial pilot scale.”
“What attracted me to join the CDT was the opportunity to work on an interdisciplinary PhD project with a clear focus on industrial impact and the chance to undertake a three month placement to further develop my skills.”