One of the most significant challenges that the manufacturing industry will face in the future is access to an affordable and green supply of materials, water, and energy.
To combat the impacts of this resource scarcity, two key bodies of research have emerged. The first focusses on developing new sustainable and renewable resources, and the second on improving our ability to produce more with less. At SMART there are a number of projects on both of these areas, ranging from facilitating the increased use of bio-materials in manufacturing, to monitoring and modelling tools for reduction of energy and water consumption.
You can find more details about our work in this area below. If you want to know more about our future activities, please contact us for further information.