Upcoming Meetings & Conferences


21st Symposium: Turbomachinery Measuring

22-23 March - 2012

United Kingdom

Conference on Thermal Energy Management

26 March - 2012

United Kingdom

The Energy Institute training course

27-29 March - 2012

United Kingdom

20th PIN Meeting

2 May - 2012


6th International Conference: Thermal Engineering

22-25 May - 2011


8th ECI International Conference

3-7 June - 2012


Sustainable Energy In Buildings

14-20 October - 2012


This study includes substantial data on the potential of process heat recovery in steel and aluminium companies.

WellMet2050 is investigating novel methods of meeting global carbon emissions targets for steel and aluminium that go beyond improving process efficiency by reconsidering the entire product lifecycle. Based in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, the five–year project is backed by £1.5m of government funding through the EPSRC Leadership Fellowship scheme and a consortium of more than twenty companies, partner universities and leading academics.

By analysis of the technical challenges, metal flows and emissions scenarios, and the barriers, drivers and pathways for implementation, WellMet2050 has explored four themes spanning the supply chain:

  • Reuse without melting: Can we avoid energy-intensive melting at product end-of-life?
  • Less metal, same service: Can we use less metal in products?
  • Longer, more intense metal use: Can we make more use of existing products?
  • Supply chain compression: Can we manage heat more intelligently?

The WellMet2050 team has published a book, 'Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open', detailing the findings from the first half of the project. This book is available to purchase or as a free download from www.withbotheyesopen.com. The WellMet2050 project will now focus on working with industry to create demonstrators of the big carbon saving opportunities identified.


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