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New Professor in Practice for Durham Energy Institute

Congratulations to Dr Barbara Vest OBE who has been appointed as a Professor in Practice at the Durham Energy Institute, commencing on 1st June 2023 for three years.
Photograph of Barbara Vest

Powering up Britain: Five important takeaways from these plans

Following the publication of the UK Government plans for "Powering-up Britain", we analyse the five strategic measures designed to enhance the UK's energy security, seize the economic opportunities of the transition, and deliver the UK's net zero commitments.
Image of the world with a Nuclear plant, solar panels, and wind turbines

Funded PhD Scholarships with the Aura CDT

Recruitment to funded PhD Scholarships with the Aura CDT are now open until the 16th April 2023. Durham University is a partner and Scholarships are available for students to be based in Durham, as well as the other partner institutions. PhDs should focus on Offshore Wind and the Environment.
graphic for Aura CDT

Pinpointing carbon-free helium gas fields to avert global supply crisis

Our Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international team that has identified hidden natural helium gas fields.
Helium gas coloured purple in a test tube when interacting with a plasma ball

Thermal Energy Storage could save the EU over 500Mt CO2 per year

A White Paper launched today identifies that the use of thermal energy storage in industrial processes could reduce carbon emissions across Europe by as much as 513Mt per year.
Front cover of White paper

Hydrogen Innovation in the Tees Valley

Researchers at Durham University and Teesside University have secured £11million to accelerate the use of hydrogen in the Teesside Industrial Cluster
Hydrogen Periodic Table image

Shock waves at UK Government’s announcement to allow fracking

The UK Government decision to lift the moratorium on UK fracking in England has sent shock waves through the energy industry. The decision forms part of the UK Government’s measures to strengthen the UK energy security and desire to be a net energy exporter by 2040. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister for Scotland has stated that there will be no fracking in Scotland despite the decision in England.
Schematic of Fracking

Respected environmental campaigner honoured in ceremony at Durham Cathedral

We are delighted to announce that Maggie Bosanquet has received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Durham University, recognising her significant contribution to environmental sustainability and low carbon initiatives. Maggie has been instrumental in establishing and building links between the Durham Energy Institute and Durham County Council to deliver low carbon energy solutions in County Durham.
Maggie Bosanquet at Congregation

We are delighted to announce the appointment of DEI Advisory Board member Helen Goodman as Professor in Practice in SGIA

Helen will draw on her experience to undertake an inaugural guest lecture which will form part of our new student-focussed seminar series. She will work closely with us to develop our research and links to external partners. Working with Helen, we will also develop a new taught postgraduate programme.
Helen Goodman

Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international collaboration that has developed a novel technique.

Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international collaboration that has developed a novel technique to observe the activity of the ocean close to underwater tunnels in tsunami prone regions.
Tokyo Bay

New partnership with India to help decarbonise foundation industries.

A new Durham University partnership with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) will support key foundation industries in India and the UK to decarbonise using the latest thermal energy innovations.
Industry 300 by 200

DUEM voted 2021 Environmental Society of the Year by Bright Network.

Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM), the Durham University student society which builds and races solar cars, have been selected as the 2021 Environment Society of the Year by Bright Network, sponsored by Openreach.
Durham University Electric Motorsport team with solar car