Re-inventing the Energy World. 

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems aims to bring together the expertise of the Universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Cardiff, industrial sponsors and cohorts of high-calibre doctoral students in to tackle major challenges facing industry and society.

Our goal

Our goal is to allow us to support major reductions in society’s carbon footprint by finding radically different ways to operate our existing energy systems to reduce or eliminate their carbon dioxide emissions and address climate change concerns.


About the centre


Our aim is to reduce CO2 emissions and support an environmentally friendly but reliable energy world

How to apply


Helping you understand the application and selection process and our requirements

Our heritage


We have an excellent track record of delivering collaborative CDTs in Energy with other institutions



There will be profound changes to the way we harvest, distribute and use energy in very near future. To protect the environment, the world is moving away from fossil fuels for power, business, transport and heating. However, most of the systems that exist in our homes and in industry were designed for those fossil fuels.To give the smoothest transition to a low-carbon economy, it is important that society finds innovative ways to re-purpose huge amounts of technology that we already use while greatly reducing its impact on our world. We can redesign processes to operate on different, clean fuels or we can capture and use the carbon dioxide from industry as a valuable feedstock, rather than putting it into the atmosphere. Our well-established cohort training approach will continue to tackle these themes with a suite of projects that will draw researchers from a range of academic backgrounds to apply their knowledge to real-world projects working with our industry and government partners. Our goal is to deliver research leaders with the transdisciplinary understanding of the technical, political and public perception issues of energy technologies which will determine how they can be applied in the real world.