Search Outputs from SPIRE Projects
DREAM Technology Case Study: Innovative Refractory Materials
Reflective coating has been developed for reducing the heat loss through the walls of ceramic roller kilns for tile manufacturing. The coating composition contains aluminum oxide that gives IR-reflective properties to the coating. The main aim of the coating is to save energy by lowering the radiative heat transfer from the kiln to the surface of the refractory lined walls and, as consequence, to reduce heat loss through the kiln walls.
The coating has been developed for the...
Published Article: How to Improve Impact Reporting for Sustainability
Abstract: Measuring real-world impact is vital for demonstrating the success of a project and one of the most direct ways to justify taxpayers’ contributions towards public funding. Impact reporting should identify and examine the potential positive and negative consequences of the continuing operations of a proposed project and suggest strategies to expand, further develop, mitigate, avoid or offset them. Designing a tool or methodology that will capture the impact of collaborative...
STYLE Recommendations Roadmap
STYLE focused on specific scenario: “A project team is evaluating options for a resource or energy improvement for their process or product and they need a pragmatic tool to check the broader sustainability implications of each technological solution”.
The STYLE Roadmap provides an interactive summary of the key recommendations from the project (under Uptake, Toolkit, Methodological and Data themes).