Mitsubishi and Imperial team up to turbocharge cleaner engines

The new Centre will carry out detailed research on turbocharger and exhaust energy technologies to improve engine performance and operation and enable low carbon engine technology

Plans for new climate change innovation centre in London

It will be based at Imperial College London and help drive the development of new technologies, businesses and jobs that supports a zero carbon and climate resilient future

UK renewables capacity overtakes fossil fuels for first time

The total renewable capacity on the grid has tripled over the last five years, standing at 42GW

New enzyme-based biofuel technology? Scientists break it down

Researchers at Imperial College London have enhanced the process of turning plant-based biomass into valuable products

Cost of new nuclear plants ‘often 18% more than expected’

Researchers say developers might be better off focusing on ‘lower risk’ technologies such as wind or solar power instead

Waiting for ‘unicorn’ energy tech to be developed ‘could cost UK 61% more’

Researchers from Imperial College London suggest developers are better off committing to existing low carbon tech immediately

Oil and gas giants invest in low emission tech

A $1 billion (£0.7bn) fund created by oil and gas majors to fight climate change has announced its first three investments. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is made up of 10 firms including BP, CNPC, Shell, Statoil and Total. Its investment arm, OGCI Climate Investments, is supporting US firm Solidia Technologies to make […]

Hitachi-GE partners with universities for nuclear research

Hitachi and GE have joined forces with two UK universities to support their nuclear research. It has signed an agreement with Imperial College London and Bangor University to provide industry advice to the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Research Hub and Network in Wales. The hub was formed in June this year with the aim of enabling […]

CHP to save Imperial College £32m on energy costs

Two combined heat and power (CHP) engines are to be installed at Imperial College London. The 4.5MW engines will be set up in the university’s new energy centre and are expected to cut energy costs by millions of pounds. Mike Cooke, Regional Director for Vital Energi said: “Imperial College London had a clear vision that they […]

Hinkley delay: Expert reactions

  Yesterday the UK Government announced the delay of Hinkley Point C after EDF’s board members agreed to invest in the nuclear project. ELN asked experts what they made of the decision. Mark Wenman, Lecturer in Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College London said the announcement was a “surprise”. He told ELN: “I don’t think the […]