Materials for the Energy Transition Roadmap drafts for consultation

The UK has become the first major economy in the world to pass a net-zero emissions law. The target is to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The development and adoption of more energy-efficient materials are an important enabler for the UK to achieve this goal.

The Henry Royce Institute in collaboration with the Institute of Physics has convened UK experts from academia and industry to develop research roadmaps that would help to identify how materials and their processes can support the UK’s net-zero emissions law. This has led to the development of roadmaps in the following areas: 

  1. Materials for photovoltaic systems
  2. Materials for low-carbon production of hydrogen and related energy carriers and chemical feedstocks
  3. Materials for decarbonisation of heating and cooling: 
    1. Thermoelectric energy conversion materials
    2. Caloric energy conversion materials
  4. Materials for low-loss electronics


We would now like to invite the wider materials community to read the drafts in your areas of expertise and contribute to this UK-wide initiative. For more information please view here