Birmingham Energy Institute


A research focused institute, the Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) is driving change in the way we deliver, consume, and think about energy. Bringing together interdisciplinary research from across the University of Birmingham and working with government, industry, and international partners, the BEI’s research is solving societal issues and addressing challenges relating to energy poverty, the circular economy, transport systems, cooling, hydrogen, energy storage and the decarbonisation of heat.


The Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI) is committed to developing and applying the technological innovation, original thinking and new ways of working required to create sustainable energy solutions that will support the regional, national, and global transition to a zero-carbon energy system.

Leadership team

  • Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute and Director of the Energy Research Accelerator.
  • Dr David Boardman, Deputy Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute.

Details for the wider team can be found here:

Contact information



Twitter: @bhamenergy

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