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Latest news from the LCRI Convergence team

UK’s first ‘smart’ carbon positive energy house

UK’s first ‘smart’ carbon positive energy house

Energy efficient design means more energy for the national grid Experts from Cardiff University have designed and built the UK’s first purpose-built, low-cost energy smart house, capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses. The house, desig... (read more)

Post date: July 16, 2015

LCRI Conference 2014: Low Carbon Policy to Practice

LCRI Conference 2014: Low Carbon Policy to Practice

The conference this year will be held at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th November. Keynote speakers will include, Kevin Bygate, Chief Executive Officer, SPECIFIC, Professor Geoff Hammond, Bath University, Professor David Thomas, Director of the NRN for Low Carbon,... (read more)

Post date: October 7, 2014

WEST Course: Wave Energy Conversion

WEST Course: Wave Energy Conversion

LCRI’s WEST project will soon be launching Wave Energy Conversion, the first of their Marine energy courses. This course, will be delivered via blended learning, with a combination of on-line and face-to-face sessions. It has been designed by the LCRI’s Marine team based in Swansea Uni... (read more)

Post date: August 6, 2014

WEST Course: The Nature of Fuels

WEST Course: The Nature of Fuels

LCRI’s WEST project will be hosting The Nature of Fuels, the latest Large Scale Power Generation course, on 5th August at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering. This face to face session has been designed by the Large Scale Power Generation team from Cardiff University... (read more)

Post date: July 28, 2014

WEST Course: Fundamentals of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

WEST Course: Fundamentals of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

 LCRI’s WEST project is to launch Fundamentals of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, the first of their Hydrogen courses, in July. This course, which will be delivered completely online,  has been designed by the Hydrogen team from the University of South ... (read more)

Post date: July 15, 2014

LCRI in Aberdeen for All Energy 2014

LCRI in Aberdeen for All Energy 2014

LCRI’s Publicity Officer and LCRI Marine’s Industrial Liaison Officer attended All Energy 2014 in Scotland on the 21st and 22nd May. All Energy is the UK’s largest renewable energy event, which takes place in the Exhibition and Conference Centre in Aberdeen, the European ... (read more)

Post date: July 9, 2014

LCRI Heads to China

LCRI Heads to China

In March 2014, Professor Phil Jones, Chair of the LCRI, travelled to China on a 9 day tour, as part of the Wales in China trade delegation, which included the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, the Welsh Government, and several industry partners.  The delegates also included Gary Dav... (read more)

Post date: June 17, 2014

LCRI Cutting Carbon with Plank Creative

LCRI Cutting Carbon with Plank Creative

LCRI’s Environmental Sustainability Officer, Matthew Jones, has recently been working with Plank Creative, a workshop operating business based in Pyle, Bridgend. The company is a recent start-up, established in December 2013, and employs 3 members of staff. The family-owned business produces st... (read more)

Post date: June 5, 2014

Scenario Modelling for a Low Carbon Wales

Scenario Modelling for a Low Carbon Wales

The LCRI’s Scenario Modelling team have produced a paper, Scenario Modelling for a Low Carbon Wales, which examines the potential financial and CO2 savings that could be made from the retrofit of low carbon measures on the housing stock in each of the Welsh local authorities. There has b... (read more)

Post date: May 19, 2014

LCRI at RenewableUK Cymru 2014

LCRI at RenewableUK Cymru 2014

The LCRI, along with LCRI’s Environmental Sustainability Officer, and LCRI Marine, attended RenewableUK Cymru 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Cardiff City Hall on Thursday 1st May. The conference was opened by Maria McCaffrey MBE, Chief Executive of RenewableUK, and the keynote spe... (read more)

Post date: May 16, 2014

WEST Course: An Introduction to Combustion Science

WEST Course: An Introduction to Combustion Science

LCRI's WEST project has launched An Introduction to Combustion Science, the first of their Large Scale Power Generation courses, which went live on 2nd May. This online course, designed by the Large Scale Power Generation team from Cardiff University’s School of Engineering, is aimed at i... (read more)

Post date: May 9, 2014

LCBE Case Study: Dwelling on Low Carbon Homes

LCBE Case Study: Dwelling on Low Carbon Homes

The LCRI’s Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) project brings academics and industry together to tackle the issue of reducing carbon dioxide emissions associated with the built environment. LCBE’s Low Carbon Building Design Solutions work package team focused on the definitions, standards an... (read more)

Post date: April 28, 2014

WEST Course: Low Carbon Building Principles

WEST Course: Low Carbon Building Principles

WEST's next course, Low Carbon Building Principles will be launching in May 2014. The course is based on research from the LCRI's Low Carbon Built Environment project, and is aimed at people working within the construction and building industry in Wales. It will be delivered via a blend... (read more)

Post date: April 16, 2014

LCRI Marine attends MEP Conference 2014

LCRI Marine attends MEP Conference 2014

LCRI Marine joined 150 international delegates last month at the Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) fifth annual seminar, held at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel in Pembroke Dock. As well as the one day conference and exhibition, the seminar included a networking dinner and a tour of Pembroke Port. This... (read more)

Post date: April 7, 2014

LCBE Case Study: Welsh Timber Industry

LCBE Case Study: Welsh Timber Industry

The Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) project is part of the Low Carbon Research Institute. This research theme, based within the Welsh School of Architecture, has looked at the built environment sector, from planning through design and construction to operation, across a range of scales from comp... (read more)

Post date: April 7, 2014

Interview with Dr Margaret Kadiri – Cardiff University, LCRI Marine team

Interview with Dr Margaret Kadiri – Cardiff University, LCRI Marine team

Dr Margaret Kadiri is one of the researchers working on the LCRI Marine team project. She specialises in Hydro-environmental Engineering in Cardiff University, focusing on water quality impacts of tidal marine renewable energy devices and estuaries; numerical modelling of hydrodynamic processes. ... (read more)

Post date: April 2, 2014

Hydrogen Case Study: Biohydrogen and Biomethane production

Hydrogen Case Study: Biohydrogen and Biomethane production

The LCRI’s Hydrogen team conducts internationally leading research and development into hydrogen as an energy source, and as a form of energy storage for excess renewable energy production. Hydrogen is a clean and sustainable energy carrier that can be stored in highly concentrated form and mov... (read more)

Post date: March 27, 2014

WEST COURSE – Welsh Timber in Building  Construction: Myths & Facts

WEST COURSE – Welsh Timber in Building Construction: Myths & Facts

WEST will be running the first of their fully funded LCBE courses starting 7th April. Welsh Timber in Building Construction: Myths and Facts will provide evidence based case studies that present local timber as a viable option for a broad range of construction uses. It aims to challen... (read more)

Post date: March 26, 2014

LCRI Researchers Release Book Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

LCRI Researchers Release Book Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

LCRI researchers have contributed to a new book entitled Urban Retrofitting For Sustainability: Mapping the transition to 2050. Published by Routledge in January, the book brings together contributions from leading UK and international experts with the aim of identifying and explaining ke... (read more)

Post date: March 24, 2014

LCRI Marine Head to Belfast

LCRI Marine Head to Belfast

Last week, LCRI Marine’s Industrial Liaison Officer Gareth Potter exhibited alongside Welsh Government at the 2 day Renewable UK Wave and Tidal Conference 2014, in Belfast’s Waterfront conference centre. Celebrating its 11th year, the conference is the industry’s premier wave and... (read more)

Post date: March 10, 2014

Scenario Modelling Team head North and South

Scenario Modelling Team head North and South

This autumn saw the Low Carbon Research Institute’s (LCRI) Scenario Modelling team present their research at two workshops in north and south Wales, which attracted a total of over 70 delegates across the two days. The workshops, entitled "Developing robust data and methodologies to secure inve... (read more)

Post date: February 11, 2014

SOLCER Rigs Are Up and Running

SOLCER Rigs Are Up and Running

LCRI’s Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region (SOLCER) project is focusing on combining low carbon technologies into systems which include renewable energy supply to appropriate storage to efficient, reduced demand. Over the last few months, each of the SOLCER work packages has been mak... (read more)

Post date: February 10, 2014

Solarwise Goes Green with the LCRI

Solarwise Goes Green with the LCRI

The Low Carbon Research Institute’s (LCRI) Environmental Sustainability Officer, Matthew Jones, works with companies within the Welsh Convergence areas, to help develop Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Equality and Diversity (E&D) strategies. This allows businesses to improve their c... (read more)

Post date: February 10, 2014

Marine Researcher Helps MPS Rule the Waves

Marine Researcher Helps MPS Rule the Waves

The LCRI’s Marine team aims to work with industry partners to assist with the development, production and deployment of devices and services that utilise marine and wave energy to generate renewable and clean power. Dr John Chapman of Low Carbon Research Institute’s (LCRI) Marine team has bee... (read more)

Post date: February 10, 2014

WEST Launches Energy Courses with Cross Country Road Show

WEST Launches Energy Courses with Cross Country Road Show

The Low Carbon Research Institute’s (LCRI) Welsh Energy Sector Training (WEST) project embarked on a cross country tour around Wales in November to promote the launch of their new training courses. The LCRI’s Convergence Energy Programme, supported by the European Regional Development Fund th... (read more)

Post date: January 22, 2014

LCBE’s Autumn Showcases

LCBE’s Autumn Showcases

As part of the final stage of the LCRI’s LCBE project, the work packages hosted a series of events and workshops in September to showcase their research. The project looked at the built environment sector at all scales, from component to building to region. It has also included all stages of th... (read more)

Post date: January 3, 2014

LCRI Conference 2013: Low Carbon Market Transitions in Llandudno

LCRI Conference 2013: Low Carbon Market Transitions in Llandudno

The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) was joined by over 160 delegates in Llandudno at their fifth annual LCRI Conference 2013: Low Carbon Market Transitions on 5th and 6th November. The conference examined the work of the LCRI in the current economic climate, with speake... (read more)

Post date: December 19, 2013

WEST Road Show – Training Launch

WEST Road Show – Training Launch

The WEST (Welsh Energy Sector Training) project is launching newly developed training. The Road Show events will provide you with the opportunity to gain an overview of the training being offered from the 5 themes on Hydrogen Technologies, Large Scale Power Generation, Low Carbon Bui... (read more)

Post date: November 12, 2013

LCRI In Llandudno

LCRI In Llandudno

The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) will be hosting their fifth annual LCRI Conference 2013 on the 5th and 6th of November in Venue Cymru, Llandudno. The LCRI’s Convergence Energy Programme, (LCRI) supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh ... (read more)

Post date: October 25, 2013

Case Study: Vintage Joinery

The LCRI Convergence Energy Programme offers free support to companies within the Wales Convergence areas, to help develop Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Equality and Diversity (E&D) strategies. This allows businesses to improve their corporate image, make financial savings, and i... (read more)

Post date: June 24, 2013

LCRI’s Hydrogen and other Alternative Fuel Vehicles Workshop

LCRI’s Hydrogen team held a Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Workshop on 25th April, at the Park Inn, Cardiff. The workshop was delivered by the University of South Wales in conjunction with IMI Awards Wales (Institute of Motor Industry), and aimed to give practical insights into the issu... (read more)

Post date: May 23, 2013

SPARC at PV SAT -9

SPARC at PV SAT -9

LCRI’s Professor Stuart Irvine, and Dr Charlie Shelton from the SPARC team recently attended the 9th Photovoltaic Science Application and Technology (PVSAT-9) Conference and Exhibition in Swansea University. The conference, which was part sponsored by LCRI’s SPARC team, was organised by the S... (read more)

Post date: May 23, 2013

Environmental Sustainability and Equal Opportunities

The LCRI can offer free support and guidance on both Environmental Management and Equality and Diversity to help you and your business.

Contact: Matthew Jones
Email: JonesM98@cardiff.ac.uk

Post date: April 23, 2013

LCRI Newsletter

Go Green

Go Green is the exciting new environmental opportunity for businesses and families in South Wales that is now entering its second year.

There is no doubt, judging from the response from readers and sponsors alike, that the Go Green commitment is making an impact. More and more people, both in business and home life, are understanding and responding positively to the key issues such as global warming, climate change, waste management and declining natural resources.

Visit the Go Green website

Our appearances in Go Green

New director takes up post at LCRI

New director takes up post at LCRI

Find out how you can benefit from our low carbon research

Find out how you can benefit from our low carbon research

Low carbon research for business

Low carbon research for business

Low Carbon Research Institute launches research projects and conference

Low Carbon Research Institute launches research projects and conference

Free support from the LCRI for environmental management, equality and diversity

Free support from the LCRI for environmental management, equality and diversity

LCRI projects enabling the low carbon economy

LCRI projects enabling the low carbon economy

The LCRI focuses on Smart Energy Regions

The LCRI focuses on Smart Energy Regions

Gaps in training for a low carbon economy

Gaps in training for a low carbon economy

LCRI gets out and about with industry

LCRI gets out and about with industry

LCRI powers in action with courses, cars, and low carbon lights

LCRI powers in action with courses, cars, and low carbon lights

Exciting time for researchers looking into low carbon fuels

Exciting time for researchers looking into low carbon fuels

WEST launches energy courses with cross-country roadshow

WEST launches energy courses with cross-country roadshow

Dwelling on low carbon homes

Dwelling on low carbon homes