- Case Study Adaptavate – bio-based building materials to disrupt the construction industry Adaptavate is a start-up business who focus on rethinking and redesigning how building materials are produced, used and disposed of. Their next-generation bio-composite materials are designed to improving indoor air quality and enhancing occupant health while lowering energy demand and reducing environmental impact.
- 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.
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 and circular 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.