Spain’s Iberdrola secures €100m from EU bank for greener innovation strategy

It will support the development of sustainable technologies aligned with the energy transition, decarbonisation and electrification of the economy

COP26: Groups invited to bring climate action to life in interactive setting

Applications are now open to help shape the COP26 venue, with the chance to engage with key audiences and make a ‘real change’ in the fight against climate change

Businesses in Yorkshire offered £600k for anaerobic digestion innovation

Projects can include desk-based studies, consultancy, laboratory tests, scale-up or demonstration activities

UK Export Finance appoints renewables specialist for northern England

She will support energy companies in securing finance for export contracts and connecting them to green projects overseas

Siemens Gamesa secures €300m loan from EU bank

It will support work mainly at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s research and development centres in Spain and Denmark

Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

New innovation challenge focused on offshore renewable energy launched

Innovators are being sought to identify how marine geospatial data can be used to find suitable sites for offshore wind, tidal and wave energy infrastructure projects

Innovative graphene-biopolymer ‘could render plastic packaging obsolete’

Toraphene notes the innovative new material is biodegradable, compostable and commercially-viable

UK supports green Scottish businesses with £9m funding

Argyll-based Oceanium, which is developing an advanced biorefinery to help turn seaweed into food and compostable packaging products, is one of 85 projects receiving funding

New £2m fund for sustainable food packaging hub in Wales

The AMRC Cymru will develop an emerging technology demonstrator that will accelerate the adoption of waste-reducing innovations in the food and drinks packaging industry