New competition seeks to improve wind energy resource estimates

The growing size of offshore turbines and wind farms, extending beyond 200m in height and occupying tens of kilometres, has challenged traditional wind farm models

Competition seeks new tech to reduce offshore crew transfer vessel emissions

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator is providing up to £100,000 to the winning technologies to support demonstration or development

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, […]