The vision of the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) is “building the bridge to a sustainable, affordable and secure energy future.”
ESRI is positioned to achieve this aim through the discovery and deployment of new technology for a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future. The term safety is meant in the broad context of security of supply, long-term sustainability, and operational safety. ESRI is housed on Swansea University’s new world class Bay Campus. ESRI provides an exceptional environment for delivering cutting edge research across energy and energy safety related disciplines with a focus on the following areas:
- Inter-conversion of waste energy and resources – the conversion of excess and wasted energy via a range of energy vectors transformations (heat-to-electricity and electricity-to-hydrogen) providing enhancing flexibility of demand and supply.
- Carbon dioxide – defining solutions to the efficient separation, the conversion to useful feedstock, and the safe long-term sequestration of CO2.
- The next generation of energy distribution – creating an internet of energy to allow for local generation and global sharing that enables everyone to have the potential to be a player in a one world energy scheme.
- Green hydrocarbon - reducing the environmental impact of hydrocarbon energy sources through enhanced production, reduced resource usage, and ensuring low environmental impact of production.