This cluster focuses on holistic approaches to the energy costs of food distribution, bringing together researchers from a range of disciplines, as well as mainstream engineering research.
Innovative solar technologies for global buildings, waste management and food preservation
Brunel researchers have developed solar energy generators to solve challenges such as: treatment of municipal solid waste, provision of space cooling energy, food preservation and storage, and industrial heat demand. Brunel teams also developed cost effective and least complex in operation (none or minimal sun tracking) systems to achieve highest solar-energy conversion efficiency. These projects are funded by the Newton Fund (UK-Egypt), UK India Education and Research Initiative, the Department of Science and Technology (UKIERI-DST), and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through Global Challenges Research Fund (UKIndia).