£11m for low emission vehicle technologies

The UK Government is providing £11 million of funding to boost research and development of technologies that reduce carbon emissions from driving. The cash will be used by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) for its Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) competition, taking the total available funding to £15 million. It is part of the Government’s commitment […]

UK commits £82m to spur innovation in energy

The UK Government has pledged to provide £82 million to spur innovation in the energy industry. It is part of the Technology Strategy Board’s (TSB) 2014-15 Delivery Plan, which outlines investments worth more than £400 million across different sectors. It aims to introduce a business growth programme for small and medium sized businesses to provide […]

£2m for ‘safe’ shale gas production ideas

The Government is providing funding worth £2 million for improved or new techniques to safely produce or explore for shale gas. The cash will be invested in feasibility studies and support innovative projects in a number of key areas to help develop a UK shale gas supply chain “in a safe and sustainable manner”. The […]

UK cleantech firms set their sights on Brazil

Innovative UK cleantech companies are gearing up for a trip to Brazil to explore business opportunities aimed at tackling climate change and improving resource efficiency. Called the ‘Clean and Cool Mission Brazil’, the £150,000 initiative is backed by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK’s innovation agency, together with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and […]

£150m efficiency boost for UK construction industry

The Government has pledged that up to £150 million will be invested in the UK construction industry to help develop more energy efficient buildings. The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) will invest £60 million over the next five years to support the design and development of buildings which use less energy. The Government expects the figure […]

90% of trial drivers would recommend EVs

More than 90% of drivers who took part in the UK’s “largest” trial of electric vehicles (EVs) said they would recommend it to others. The 12-month programme provided a range of test EVs to private and corporate fleet drivers to use every day, with more than 300 cars covering over 276,000 trips and clocking up […]

New research aims to cut costs of wave energy generators

The University of Dundee has won a £250,000 grant for research into reducing the costs of wave energy generators and making them more efficient. It will be working on a three-year project with Pelamis Wave Power and will use the energy developer’s machine – the tubes of which are currently made from steel – and […]

£14.7m share for 3D printing in energy sector

Businesses in the UK will benefit from a £14.7 million investment to develop 3D printing projects for the energy and healthcare industries. The Technology Strategy Board and Research Councils are investing £8.4 million for 18 research and development projects – which will last between one and three years – while the rest will be provided […]

UK pledges £10m for EU bioenergy innovation

The UK has pledged up to £10 million for a European scheme aimed at encouraging the development of innovative bioenergy projects. The ERA-NET Plus BESTF scheme, worth around €47 million (£38.3m) worth of public money, is expected to stimulate up to €100 million (£81.5m) of industry-led bioenergy projects. It is supported by eight European countries, […]

£11m fund boosts low carbon truck trial

An £11milion fund from the Government is set to help fleet operators test out new low carbon technology. The £23million programme, managed by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, is aimed at encouraging the use of clean fuels for heavy goods […]