Shell signs up to offshore wind research consortium

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme aims to cut the cost of the renewable energy source

New €2.3m project to maximise offshore wind power production

A new €2.3 million (£20.2m) project aimed at maximising energy production from offshore wind whilst reducing turbine loads has been launched. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator’s Wind Farm Control Trials (WFCT) will investigate the impact of focusing on strategies to improve energy generation across an entire wind farm, rather than individual turbines. Optimising control […]

Carbon Trust to run £9.2m industrial energy efficiency initiative

The Carbon Trust is to run the government’s new £9.2 million industrial energy efficiency initiative. The four-year Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) aims to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations. Co-funding of between £150,000 and £1 million […]

Offshore wind hunts for new subsea tech

A research programme for the offshore wind industry has launched a competition to find new subsea inspection technologies. Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) hopes innovations to provide better data on grout integrity and welds for turbine structures will help reduce costs in the sector. Winners of the competition will be able to test their […]

IFC and Carbon Trust agree to beef-up sustainability

A deal has been agreed to improve productivity and reduce emissions in Brazil’s beef industry. World Bank member IFC and sustainability experts Carbon Trust have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support a major pilot programme to transform the resource efficiency of the sector and its supply chain. It is currently responsible for over […]

New £2.4m wind project aims to slash construction costs

A new £2.4 million project aims to cut the costs of offshore wind power by optimising the design of turbine tower foundations. The UK Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced the Improved Fatigue Life of Welded Jacket Connections (JaCo) scheme. Steel jackets are welded tubular frames made from carbon steel with each connection […]

Big corporate buyers driving emission cuts in supply chains

The world’s largest purchasing organisations are driving down emissions across their supply chains. That’s according to a new report, which reveals suppliers worldwide reduced 434 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide last year – equivalent to more than France’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2014. That led to cost savings of $12.4 billion (£10bn), more than […]

Carbon Trust launches Zero Waste to Landfill certification

A new ‘Zero Waste to Landfill” certification has been launched by Carbon Trust. It recognises businesses that have successfully avoided sending any of their waste to rubbish dumps. Companies can reduce their environmental impact by cutting the amount of waste they produce, reusing materials, recycling and using waste for energy recovery. As well as improving their sustainable credentials, […]

Nine offshore wind giants join forces to cut costs

Nine of the major offshore wind manufacturers in Europe have joined a programme which aims to reduce costs for these projects. DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON, Iberdrola, RWE, SSE, Statkraft, Statoil and Vattenfall have signed up to Carbon Trust’s scheme designed to slash the levelised cost of energy from offshore wind. The programme aims to achieve that by […]

Triple win for UK cheese firm as it cuts carbon, water and waste

A  cheese producer and milk processor has been awarded a triple certification for cutting carbon emissions, water use and waste. Wyke Farms claims it is the first dairy firm in the country to hold all three certifications at the same time. The Carbon Trust standard recognises environmental achievements of organisations to tackle climate change. Wyke […]