Could the ‘first’ hydrogen firing of industrial boiler in Manchester hold the key to UK’s decarbonisation?

The ‘HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching’ programme aims to make the industry confident to make the switch from natural gas to hydrogen

New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Businesses in Yorkshire offered £600k for anaerobic digestion innovation

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

INEOS injects £100m into the creation of Oxford University Institute for ‘silent pandemic’

The new body will work to develop solutions to antimicrobial resistance

Israeli lithium-ion battery offers EV full charge in five minutes

The battery enables full charge in five minutes providing up to 300Km of driving range

Robots to dismantle nuclear power stations

The £12 million-project will see long-reach robotic arms deliver faster and safer decommissioning of reactors in Japan and the UK

Ireland consults on new support scheme for microgeneration technologies

Consumers would be able to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a ‘fair price’ when they sell the excess to the grid

Natural History Museum part of consortium to make lithium in the UK

Two projects in Cornwall and Scotland are claimed to be at the forefront of the UK’s battery industry

US announces $14.5m for offshore wind environmental research

It will support research efforts to increase understanding of the environmental impacts of offshore wind, as well as projects that advance and validate tools to monitor and minimise impacts

Scientists in Ireland to build a pedestrian bridge made from old wind turbine blades

The project aims to minimise and repurpose wind turbine blade waste