Translational Energy
Research Centre


March 2021

The research facility officially opens.

February 2021

Research equipment installation, commissioning and verification is completed.

October 2020

Collaborative research begins.

August 2020

Construction of the Translational Energy Research Centre is complete.

July 2020

Installation of the research equipment begins.

March 2020

All research details are announced.

December 2019

Construction of the state-of-the art facilities begins.

October 2019

The first details of research equipment announced.

May 2019

ERDF and BEIS funding is secured to build the Translational Energy Research Centre.

Late 2018

Demand for PACT has outstripped capacity.
Stakeholders are consulted and plans to build a bigger facility with a broader scope are put together.

Early 2018

PACT has facilitated more than 70 industrial collaborations, booked over 500 test days and supported over 30 research and training projects.


The University of Sheffield, with support from the BEIS and EPSRC, founded the Pilot Advanced-Scale Capture Technology (PACT) Facilities. PACT is an open access national centre of excellence for experimental research on Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage, advanced power generation fossil fuels, biomass and hydrogen.

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