RCUK National Centre for Sustainable Energy use in Food chains (CSEF)

CSEF is one of six centres funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) to address
'End Use Energy Demand Reduction' in the UK.


To be a premier Centre for research into energy, resource use and sustainability of the food chain with International Reputation, Visibility and Impact.


To carry out:

  1. fundamental research into innovative technologies and approaches that will have significant impacts and contribute to the Government’s long term greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, and
  2. research that will have demonstrable impacts in the short term, while taking into consideration socio-economic and behavioural aspects.