Director: Jon Price
Centre for Low Carbon Futures
CLCF wishes to thank the many experts who generously contributed their time and expertise to the drafting of this report – and not only those listed at the front of this document. Many others also gave valuable advice or contributed through a series of round table discussions held at institution of Mechanical Engineers, Arup and Messer during March and April 2013. In particular we would like to thank Neil Rowley of National Grid, Graeme Bathurst of TNEI and Mike Wilks of Pöyry for reviewing early drafts; Dr. Jonathan Radcliffe and Professor Richard Williams for invaluable insights; Sona Abaryan and Nicola Alexander of Dearman Engine Company for professional support; Ashleigh Dunn of CLCF; David Strahan for editing the report; and Toby Peters, founder of the Liquid Air Energy Network, for originating and overseeing the project. We are of course indebted to the Dearman Engine Company, Highview Power Storage, Arup and Messer Group for making it possible.
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The Centre for Low Carbon Futures is a collaborative membership organisation that focuses on sustainability for competitive advantage. Formed by the University of Birmingham, University of Hull, University of Leeds, University of Sheffield and University of York, we work across the EU, Asia and Latin America. The Centre brings together engineers, natural scientists and social scientists to deliver high impact research on our 2013/14 themes of Energy Systems, Green Growth and Smart Infrastructure. We provide evidence to inform policy formation, encourage technological innovation and build capacity to improve resource efficiency and promote sustainable leadership in the food-energy-water nexus. Registered at Companies House, UK on 29th September 2009 Company No: CLCF is grateful for funding and support from ANA Peru, Accenture, Beijing Institute of Technology, Birmingham City Council, Brazilian Embassy to London, British Deputy High Commission of India, British Embassy of Beijing, British Embassy of Brasilia, British Embassy to Colombia, British Embassy to Peru, British Embassy to Tokyo, Centre for Sustainable Development Studies Columbia (CEID), China Beijing Environmental Exchange (CBEEx), Committee on Climate Change of the UK (CCC), Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (UK), Department of Energy and Climate Change UK (DECC), Energy Intensive Users Group, ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability (Tokyo), Indian Chamber of Commerce, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Jadavpur University (India), Leeds City Council, Ministry of Environment, Peru (MINAM), National Physical Laboratory, OECD, Regional Development Agency, Royal Academy of Engineering, Trades Union Congress, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Transport Research Laboratory, University College London, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), University of Sheffield, University of Hull, University of Leeds, University of York, University of Birmingham