Smart DCC installs new cellular network to support innovation and research

UK-based wireless telecommunications provider Vilicom has installed the robust, in-building equipment

University of Strathclyde’s energy research wins a Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The university received a prize for the research on low carbon energy embracing wind, marine power and renewables and smart systems for generation, supply and storage

US announces $50m fund to support fusion energy

Fusion research aims to copy the process which powers the Sun for a new large-scale source of clean energy on Earth

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’

US to provide $75m for sustainable bioenergy crops

They would be tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions

EU project to improve battery lifecycle and performance launched in Spain

Researchers plan to use neutron diffraction techniques to help produce the next generation of advanced lead batteries

New £5m satellite data centre steps up fight against climate change

The project is seeking 50 ‘outstanding candidates’ from environmental science, maths, physics, engineering and computer science disciplines to undertake a PhD in the innovation centre

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Norway proposes to invest £54m in CCS projects in 2020

Part of the budget would support the development of a full-scale CO2 capture, transport and storage project and provide funds for operation of the Technology Centre at Mongstad

Shipping sector says clean R&D board is needed to go green

The new non-governmental body would ‘pave the way for decarbonisation of shipping’ and help develop clean propulsion technologies

EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments