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What a waste! Understanding public perceptions of Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU)

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, February 01, 2017
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation (CDU) technologies hold promise for making use of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from carbon intensive processes like fossil-fuel power generation. CDU uses CO2 as a feedstock for things like plastic and transport fuel manufacture, and for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Thus, CDU could help limit atmospheric releases of CO2 while providing saleable and scalable products for what is otherwise a ‘waste’ greenhouse gas. While there is growing investment in the research and development required to test the technical and economic viability of CDU; to date there has been little systematic research into public perceptions of the technology.This PhD would run studies to investigate current attitudes towards CDU and to identify the antecedents of these attitudes.
This project would come under the Environment & Behaviour Research Group (EBRG)

Funding Notes

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology. Please see here for full details: View Website
Overseas students are welcome to apply for funding but must be able to demonstrate that they can fund the difference in the tuition fees.
Requirements: We ask for a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

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