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Energy Research Institute

Energy Research Institute Analytical Laboratory

We provide industry and commerce with access to our world-class expertise in energy and related areas. We provide bespoke services, ranging from one-off activities to long-term collaborations. Industry can also gain access to our extensive analytical and processing facilities and supporting expertise, located in the new state-of-the-art £12.5m Energy Building on the University of Leeds campus.

We have benefitted from a £0.5m investment in state-of-the-art sample preparation and analytical instrumentation (HEFCE SRIF 4). Find out about the facilities we offer by clicking on the links below.

Our facilities are available to all researchers in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE). Researchers from other Schools within the University may be given access by individual arrangement. We also support teaching within the School by hosting practical classes and student projects. We hope that you will find the information you need here, but if not please contact us.


  • Chromatography
    - Identification and/or quantification of components in organic solution or by headspace analysis
  • Spectrometry
    - Fast analysis of the functional groups in solid, liquid and gas samples
  • Thermal Analysis
    - Analysis of reactions by monitoring sample weight and/or heat flow against time and temperature
  • Elemental Analysis
    - CHNSO (ultimate) analysis of solids and liquids
    - Trace-level determination of elements in solution
  • Fuel Tests
    - A range of standard fuel property tests are available
  • Sample Preparation
    A variety of sample preparation techniques are available
  • Other Analysis

We have a wide range of first-class facilities.

Student pouring samples

Laboratory Information

Student viewing samples

Lab opening hours, bookings, procedures and a wealth of practical information for University of Leeds staff and students

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Course attendees

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Unit offers a wide range of short courses specifically designed for people in industry

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