We can help your business become greener, at any stage of your sustainability journey.

Join the global effort to reduce carbon emissions

Do you want your SME to start becoming more sustainable but don’t know where to start? Or do you want to take your sustainability practices to the next level

Whether you’ve got new ideas, big ambitions or just want to start reducing your carbon footprint, we can give you support, whatever the size of your business.

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We can help you to achieve your goals, whether you are looking to:

  • Find out about your business’s energy consumption
  • Understand how to reduce your emissions and improve your carbon footprint
  • Save money on your energy bills
  • Make your processes more sustainable
  • Carry out a feasibility study, design review or market assessment
  • Develop and test a new product or improve an existing one
  • Discuss the latest research and opportunities
  • Apply for funding or competitions, for example for the Faraday challenge

Free support for local SMEs

Is your business based in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, North-East Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Chesterfield, Bolsover or Bassetlaw?

Thanks to our European Regional Development Fund funding, we are able to provide an initial free 12 hours of support to you, which can come in a range of forms.

The support scheme is free but is subtracted from a company’s State Aid allowance under the De Minimis regulations.


Practical support

Examples of the practical support we can provide include advice on elements such as energy efficient lighting, heating methods and manufacturing and operational processes. We can create an energy efficiency report tailored to your business, letting you know how to improve your output and make savings.

We can also analyse your supply chain to identify any energy efficiency issues, and provide recommendations to reduce or eliminate them so you can minimise your costs and your environmental impact.

Each project is tailored to your needs, and has the ability to grow into a longer-term partnership.

Unique academic expertise

If you are a business in the energy or sustainability sector – or if this area is something you’re looking to grow into – our academic experts can provide insight into the latest research across a wide range of topics:

  • Conventional and renewable energy
  • Carbon capture, utilisation and storage
  • Biomass/solid fuel combustion
  • Hydrogen production and utilisation
  • Energy storage and smart grid
  • Sustainable aviation fuel and high value chemicals
  • Modelling and simulation
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If you’d like to find out more about our equipment and services, or if you’d like to partner with us in any way, please get in touch on the form below.

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