A new project led by the University of Oxford, investigates the ‘Local Nexus‘ – how decentralised energy and water supply systems interact with more localised food systems.
The project focuses on the development of local nexuses of food manufacturing and energy and water supply, which may provide opportunities for rationally customising resource utilisation, production, and consumption to meet the services required within a local context, contributing to the shared prosperity between business and community and between human society and natural ecosystems.
The project is one of six 24-month research networks on Re-Distributed Manufacturing (RDM) funded by the EPSRC and the ESRC which started in early 2015.
Find out more on the Local Nexus Network website.
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