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Andrew Pimm

Project Researcher

University of Leeds

Andrew Pimm joined the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in November 2015, to work on decentralised energy storage, energy flexibility, and whole energy system modelling. Prior to this he worked as a researcher at the University of Nottingham, developing new grid-scale energy storage technologies including underwater compressed air energy storage, high temperature thermal energy storage, and hybrid storage systems involving compressed air, liquid air, heat storage, and flywheels. In March 2020, he joined the CREDS team to work on steel industry decarbonisation.

Andrew is investigating a range of aspects related to the decarbonisation of the UK iron and steel industry, including: the suitability of new steelmaking technologies (such as hydrogen direct reduction, bioenergy, and carbon capture) to achieve net zero emissions in the UK by 2050; the energy system requirements of a zero carbon UK steel industry; the impacts of energy policy on the competitiveness of the UK iron and steel industry (such as exempting industry from legacy costs, and introducing carbon border adjustment mechanisms to prevent carbon leakage); and the damage costs associated with air pollution around steelworks.

Decarbonisation of the steel industry


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