The new centre, called SWITCH, is located in Port Talbot, South Wales, the centre for UK steelmaking.

It will bring together academic researchers, government and industry to deliver practical innovative solutions to decarbonise the steel and metals sector and supply chain.

Located close to Port Talbot steel works and train station, SWITCH will be an open-access facility. It will provide a purpose-built site and equipment for Swansea University to work with the steel and metals industry to:

  • Develop steel and metal manufacturing processes to reduce carbon emissions
  • Enable the recovery and recycling of materials and by-products in manufacturing
  • Create advanced materials for construction, transport and packaging sectors to support net-zero solutions for society.

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