The city’s two universities are breaking new ground in clean tech, renewable and energy efficiency. The recently established Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) represents a $14.5 million investment by the universities in industry-driven research across a number of areas including energy efficiency, energy from biomass and energy storage.
Ulster University’s Centre for Sustainable Technology undertakes multidisciplinary research to design, create, test and develop existing and alternative sustainable renewable energy across a range of fields. The centre has particular specialisms in areas such as clean conversion of fuels and energy efficiency in buildings.
Belfast Metropolitan College has specialist facilities for renewable energy research. These include workshops for the testing and demonstration of renewable energies as well as customised workforce training across a range of specialist disciplines to suit the needs of business.