US offers $39m for hydrogen research projects

Anticipated research and development topics include materials and components to reduce cost and station footprint

UK-India to expand clean energy research partnership

The two nations’ joint investment in science and innovation has grown from “almost nothing” in 2008 to around £400m by 2021

US announces $3m for improving energy materials

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $3 million (£2.2m) of funding to support research into the materials used in a range of severe or complex environments. The funding will bring industry together with national science laboratories to research and develop ways to improve the metals and plastics used in power plants, batteries and […]

Bank of America, ExxonMobil invests $27.5m in Stanford energy alliance

Stanford University has launched a new energy alliance that will facilitate research and educational relationships between academics and companies. As founding members, ExxonMobil and the Bank of America have committed $20 million (£14.6m) and $7.5 million (£5.5m) respectively to the Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance. The alliance will fund early stage research across a spectrum of […]

Scottish uni scores £1.25m for energy economics research

BP has awarded £1.25 million to a Scottish university to continue its research on energy economics. Heriot-Watt University will also continue as the partner for the company’s annual energy benchmark reports, with the funding securing a further three years of expert statistical and analytical support. Energy economists at the university’s Centre for Energy Economics Research […]

Cross-border clean energy centre opens in Belfast

A cross-border renewable energy centre has opened at Queen’s University Belfast. The £8.2 million Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research will recruit 34 PhD students across the marine and bio-energy disciplines. Funded by the EU and match-funded by the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and the Department of Business, Enterprise and […]

British Embassy seeks consultant for research into Brazil’s energy market

The British Embassy is seeking a consultant to undertake research and analysis of Brazil’s energy market. It is developing a programme to assist with the nation’s low carbon energy transition and will use the information to support the Prosperity Fund Energy Programme. The study must collate the current energy regulatory framework in areas including oil […]

Scientists clean up extracting rare metals from coal

Researchers have found a way to extract rare materials and metals from coal in an efficient, cheap and environmentally friendly way. Scientists from the University of Kentucky say the new method of producing high-grade rare earth elements will make manufacturing the essential components found in iPhones, computers, missiles and other technological applications much cleaner. Materials […]

Wales’ first nuclear research centre opens

The first nuclear research facility in Wales has been opened at Bangor University. The Nuclear Futures Institute has been established with grants provided by the Welsh Government’s £6.5 million Ser Cymru programme to bring the best researchers to Wales. It will fund two new research centres in the newly established facility, expected to create a […]

Plans for £30m UK energy research, development hub

Plans to build a new energy systems research, development and demonstration site in the UK have been unveiled. The Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory, or InTEGReL, in Gateshead will allow businesses to test their ideas in real world conditions at a large scale. It will work with academics and engineers in areas including the […]