Member Institutes and Centres
Durham University has a flourishing programme of collaborative energy-related research that has already attracted substantial funding, involved many researchers and led to the development of 6 spin-out companies. The activities of the Durham Energy Institute will continue to build upon this to develop internationally recognised research teams capable of competing for major funding initiatives within the UK and Europe, as well as jointly with overseas institutes elsewhere in the world.
The Durham Energy Institute encompasses three interdepartmental research centres:
- The Centre for Research into Earth Energy Systems (CeREES) has expertise in petroleum and other fossil fuels, CO2 sequestration, and Earth-visualisation
- The Institute for Hazard and Risk Research (IHRR) has expertise on the environmental, social, cultural and political dimensions of energy use
- The Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology (DCCIT) has expertise in plant genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and policy to underpin crop breeding and development.