We are a member of a network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training across the UK that are funded by the EPSRC as part of the RCUK Energy Programme.

The Energy Programme is led by the EPSRC, but brings together the work of the EPSRC, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.


The Energy CDTs have formed a network of centres to bring together at least 500 PhD students and associated research groups working in the area of energy and the move to a low carbon future.

Full details can be found on the UKERC Energy DTCwebsite.

Associated Centres for Doctoral Training at the University of Leeds.

The CDT in Bioenergy will play a valuable role in delivering the UK’s next generation of scientific and engineering leaders. I look forward to seeing the much-needed, highly talented engineers emerging from the centre to provide the flexible/low emissions technologies for the UK’s future power generation mix.

Dr Greg Kelsall, Alstom Power

I am delighted to learn of the success of the University of Leeds’ bid for the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Bioenergy. We are excited to work with specialists in this field. We, in Dalkia, believe that this centre will provide an extremely useful addition to the UK’s on-gong commitment to carbon reduction and re-energising the UK economy in important technological developments in the future.

George Stammers, Dalkia Bioenergy