From lab to market: Next-gen UK science leaders set for £113m boost

Projects supported include autonomous four-legged robots given the ability to navigate through difficult terrain, including in construction and agriculture, as well as during natural disasters and measuring and mapping the origins of and reducing methane emissions

Lotus to build £900m EV plant in Wuhan

The sports car brand has stated the plant will ramp up production to 150,000 vehicles per year

‘First of its kind’ $10.98m project to trial pole-mounted batteries in Australia

A total of 40 custom-built batteries will be mounted on electricity poles across United Energy’s distribution network, with the batteries operating as a virtual power plant

Australia’s smart solar reforms to get more clean energy into the grid

Around 80% of customers are expected to see their energy bills fall under the reforms, based on the latest retail and solar feed-in tariffs

India’s Reliance joins Bills Gates to invest in US energy storage company

They are investing a total of $144m in Massachusetts-based Ambri to help the company commercialise and grow its long duration energy storage systems business globally

New device developed to prevent battery explosions

It responds to heat, smoke or gas alarms, automatically opening cabinet doors to prevent flammable gases building up and causing explosions

EU bank announces €3.4bn for climate action and clean energy

Some of the projects include the use of solar power in homes across Spain, wind power in Ireland, upgraded energy distribution in Italy and a PV plant that uses batteries and hydrogen to store energy

Small US businesses granted $110m to bring green ideas to market

A total of 102 projects will share the funding for technological solutions in various areas, including advanced manufacturing of wind turbines and batteries and innovation in nuclear physics to lower energy costs

Collaborative Discovery Project Aims to Shape the Way Corporates Leverage Advanced Electric Vehicle Charging Capabilities

A new future energy project will explore how UK businesses can leverage advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities.

French battery firm granted €50m from EU bank to support growth

The loan will finance the strategic development of the company through the expansion of its range of products for 100% battery-powered, hydrogen hybrid and thermal hybrid vehicles