UK invests £11m in climate technologies

The UK Government has invested £11.3 million in technologies to tackle climate change. The fund was provided via the Energy Catalyst programme, aims to support innovative projects to help tackle […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The UK Government has invested £11.3 million in technologies to tackle climate change.

The fund was provided via the Energy Catalyst programme, aims to support innovative projects to help tackle the energy ‘trilemma’ of reducing carbon emissions, cutting costs and increasing security of supply.

The programme by Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) backed 32 projects.

They include a system which uses the sun to cool buildings without electricity and an ultra-low temperature battery that can be used in Antarctica.

It also includes a biofuel cell which turns a waste product from beer into energy.

They are based all over the country and will start to be developed in November.

Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom said: “We are clear that taking action on climate change goes hand in hand with securing our long term economic and energy security. By backing businesses and helping them grasp the opportunity that clean growth represents we can have pro-growth climate action.”