Fresh £3.6m investment for networks to help communities be greener and resilient

Each network will focus on key challenges facing UK cities or environments in green infrastructure development, low carbon connected digital infrastructure and sustainable urban systems

New £16.7m funding to build supply chain for green electric revolution

A total of 10 projects will be supported, with each aiming to help develop the self-sufficiency of supply chains and build the manufacturing base for power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD)

UK opens new £105m advanced materials research and innovation hub

The Henry Royce Institute Hub building hosts state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for sustainable materials, metals processing, digital fabrication and biomedical materials research

From lab to market: Next-gen UK science leaders set for £113m boost

Projects supported include autonomous four-legged robots given the ability to navigate through difficult terrain, including in construction and agriculture, as well as during natural disasters and measuring and mapping the origins of and reducing methane emissions

Quantum camera to ‘dramatically’ cut methane emissions in oil and gas industry

Developed by University of Bristol spinout QLM Technology, the camera can continuously detect, quantify and model the development of leaks and notify plant operators immediately when gas escapes

Scotland launches hybrid-electric flights

The hybrid-electric aircraft aims to offer a viable solution for regional carriers to support their decarbonisation efforts

Fresh £1m funding to boost equality and diversity in the energy research community

Teams must have experience of researching energy as part of engineering or the physical, geological, biological and social sciences as well as equality, diversity and inclusion in an applied context

Major £30m national circular economy research programme launches

It aims to deliver environmental and economic benefits by helping industry and society to use fewer resources and reuse and recover products and materials instead of disposing of them after use

New competition offers £7m for sustainable plastic packaging

It is seeking ‘ambitious and bold’ projects that focus on solving well-known issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging, with the aim of driving a shift towards a circular economy solution

New £30m large-scale UK trial to remove greenhouse gases begins

One of the projects will investigate the management of peatlands to maximise their removal of greenhouse gas emissions