Bringing together some of the foremost minds in zero-carbon energy research, the centre is a national hub for expertise and excellence in research and innovation of next generation net zero carbon systems.

Expanding on success

The University of Sheffield’s Pilot Advanced-Scale Capture Technology (PACT) facility was established facilitated more than 70 industrial collaborations, booked over 500 test days and supported more than 30 research and training projects.

In order to build on the success of PACT, the Translational Energy Research Centre was conceived to provide larger facilities and a higher-specification building with superior infrastructure.


World-class expertise

With some of the best equipment available, expert academics and researchers and a state-of-the-art facility, the Translational Energy Research Centre is able to fulfill industry and academic ambitions in discovering solutions to complex energy challenges.

Read more about our particular areas of expertise below.

Sustainable and zero-carbon fuels

Tackling the challenge of producing and utilising alternative fuels from clean, zero-carbon and renewable sources.

a picture of the tall, metallic pipes of the amine capture plant

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage

Discovering ways to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere – through carbon capture storage and utilisation – is key to supporting the transition to a clean energy future.


Using bioenergy – through waste and biomass systems – and other methods, we’re understanding the most viable options for green energy from natural sources.


Hydrogen production and utilisation

Now widely recognised as a core component of the future of fuel, hydrogen energy is one of our areas of expertise.

Energy efficiency equipment

To mitigate and reduce carbon emissions, we must aim to make our energy generation as efficient as possible, including on our own site.

an electric car being charged

Low-carbon energy generation

Using non- or low-carbon energy sources and generation methods is vital to establishing a green energy economy and industry.

Simulation, modelling and systems

Fully understanding research outcomes requires more than just physical equipment. Our skills in digital simulation and modelling allow a deeper look into the systems and procedures of energy generation and use.

a diagram from a simulation of fluid modelling