This saucy new seaweed packaging should kelp reduce waste!

The government has announced £4m of new funding to support 11 innovative waste-reduction projects

Bill Gates and EU launch €100m clean energy ‘breakthrough’ fund

It will focus on reducing emissions and promoting energy efficiency in the areas of electricity, transport, agriculture, manufacturing and buildings

UK Government launches new Energy Data Taskforce

It will undertake a review of the data landscape, identifying gaps and making suggestions on how data can be used more effectively in the energy system

BP and Norway’s Aker BP form technology alliance

They will identify innovations that could help improve the environmental performance of offshore oil and gas production

Shell announces £350k for UK’s low carbon businesses

The energy giant’s Springboard programme aims to help innovative firms stay in business

New £4.1m fuel cell innovation centre launched in Manchester

Fuel cells have higher efficiency than diesel or gas engines and could be used to power homes, offices, factories and cars

New taskforce to focus on smart tech to boost business resource efficiency

Its core mission is to address the regional productivity gap in the UK

Spinning turbine catches prestigious innovation award

The O-Wind project is able to generate energy using wind from any direction

New sustainable innovation manual for built environment

The UK Green Building Council’s guide also includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help organise ideas

UK’s energy network companies launch £90m innovation competition

The funding aims to find technologies that can be used to build the power grid of the future