Strengthening our region

Clean energy. A healthy future. Climate change. All huge challenges that we are facing, as individuals, communities and across the globe.

At the University of Hull, we are rising to the challenge and getting on with finding solutions to help solve some of the big issues – working to protect the environment in which we live, improve the quality of life and create the futures we want for those we care about. Our vision is to create a resilient innovation-driven economy taking full advantage of clean energy investments in the Humber.

We’re located at the heart of the UK’s ‘Energy Estuary’ providing us with a unique opportunity to collectively ensure the region remains at the forefront of research and development that is helping drive the green economy. Many of our research strengths reflect this, from our pioneering low carbon energy innovations in offshore wind and heating and cooling systems, to our ever-expanding Energy and Environment Institute.



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Collaboration is key and we’re working to tackle these challenges head-on with partners across industry, public sector and government to drive innovation and growth in the Humber region.  Based on its research excellence in renewable energy, the University of Hull is helping to establish the Humber as an exemplar region for growth from clean energy. We are leading a regional business consortium that will harness low carbon innovation to further boost the regional economy, whilst improving the economic and social wellbeing of the population.

We’ve got leaders in their field and some of the brightest minds in the region working on exciting new ideas for clean energy production, from carbon capture machines to clean fuel pellets derived from waste, but we need you to help us shape the future of the Energy Estuary 2.0.

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