ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH CENTER (ESCC-RC)

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ESCC-RC undertakes environmental sustainability research and development and consultancy work for industries, community organizations, research institutions, and government agencies.

Mission Statement

To undertake collaborative and multidisciplinary research and transfer knowledge and technology for sustainable production.

Areas of Focus

  • Resource use efficiency

ESCCRC focuses on materials, water and energy flows assessments in industries to establish utilization efficiencies along the various stages of production or processing lines and help implement efficient and clean solutions.

  • Green and circular economy promotion

Promotes adoption of green and circular economy business models through project/pilot demonstrations geared towards boosting productivity and competitiveness.

Research also focuses on; renewable energy & rainwater harvesting technologies, use of low polluting materials as production inputs, upcycling of waste materials and exchange of waste among companies. The ReSOLVE framework by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation guides the intervention measures.

ESCC-RC will promote the creation of a Green Network with champions drawn from academia, industry, and Government for purposes of exchanging knowledge and best practices, policy development, rules, and regulations for accelerated green growth. 

  • Indoor and outdoor air pollution control

Research focuses on development of clean cooking stoves, safety & performance testing of stoves and emissions testing and monitoring. ESCC-RC also focuses on use of various biomass as biofuels.  

Other areas of focus include: -

  • Waste minimization and management in industries (social impact assessment, solid waste management and waste water management)
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Carbon footprint determination and monitoring.
  • Development of policies integrating biophysical, social and economic systems, with industrial processes.
  • Environmental impact assessments and audits for industrial and other projects.

Key Facilities

ESCC-RC has an operational gasifier stove pilot plant and is seeking partnership to establish a wastewater treatment and recycling laboratory. 

 

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