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CSEF: Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains


Research Project Details

Project Leader: Professor Adisa Azapagic

Project Duration: May 2013 - April 2018.

Funding Value: £7.5m.

Funding Source: Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Project Partners:

Brunel University (lead) Heinz
The University of Manchester Heineken
University of Birmingham Hydropac
Biosciences KTN Iceland
British Refrigeration Association (BRA) IFST (Institute of Food Science and Technology)
IMechE-Food Engineering Committee Kellogg
Buro Happold Kraft Foods
Campden BRI Marks and Spencer
Chemistry Innovation KTN MML (Maintenance Management Ltd)
Centre for Process Innovation Monodraught
CILT UK (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) Pepsico
Cargill Premier Foods
DEFRA PIL (Process Integration Ltd.)
DMAL Tesco
Environmental Sustainability KTN The Sustainability Consortium
FDF (Food and Drink Federation) Thornton’s Budgens
FSDF (Food Storage and Distribution Federation) WRAP
GEA Searle WR Refrigeration

Project Overview

The overall aim of CSEF is to establish an internationally leading Centre that will carry out research into the reduction of energy, greenhouse gas emissions, resource use and related environmental impacts in whole food supply chains. The Centre is funded by the UK Research Councils EPSRC and ESRC. For more information, click here.

For an interview with Professor Azapagic on the environmental impacts of food, the role of CSEF and CCaLC, click here.