- Case Study Kelpi – seaweed-based materials to replace single use plastics Kelpi is a biotech company aiming to replace single-use plastics made from fossil fuels with biodegradable alternatives made from seaweed.
- Case Study Naturbeads – sustainable microbeads replace microplastics in cosmetics & toiletries Naturbeads is a spin-off company that started at the University of Bath, thanks to the interdisciplinary work of two researchers with an interest in replacing plastic microbeads and the dedication of a CSCT PhD student.
- Case Study What we achieved by pushing knowledge exchange in sustainable technologies Between 2019 and 2020, the CSCT and its business hub, STBAH, were able to successfully support nine sustainable technology projects spanning different fields in science and engineering.
- Case Study Adaptavate – bio-based building materials 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.
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.