Warwick Uni opens £50m energy research centre

A £50 million energy research centre has officially been opened at the University of Warwick. The Energy Innovation Centre, located at the university’s bigger research facility WMG, is claimed to be the largest of its kind in Europe. Funded by government and industry, it aims to support the growth of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) with […]

University of Warwick divests from fossil fuels

The University of Warwick has committed to not invest in fossil fuels. The Council will revise its ‘Socially Responsible Investment Policy’ in order to achieve the commitment. The decision comes after a meeting with students who encouraged the university to not invest in coal. Sir George Cox, the Chair of the University Council said: “Warwick’s students […]

Warwick Uni to host £1bn hub for green car engines

The University of Warwick has been chosen as the hub that will help create green engines for the UK’s automotive industry. It will host the £1 billion Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), which aims to provide resources and facilities to develop low carbon propulsion systems and supply chains for 10 years. The APC also expects to […]

China-Russia gas deal “solves both their problems”

A “historic” gas supply deal between Russia and China solves both their problems say academics. Speaking to journalists after the signing yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin described the deal as “satisfying” for all sides. Professor Mark Harrison at the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics agreed there were benefits for both sides. He said: “For […]

New project to reduce heating and cooling emissions

UK researchers are working on a £5.25 million project to develop energy efficient heating and cooling technologies to help cut the nation’s energy needs and reduce emissions. Funded by the UK Research Councils’ Energy Programme, the Interdisciplinary centre for Storage, Transformation and Upgrading of Thermal Energy (i-STUTE) aims to reduce energy usage across a wide […]

£13m boost for EV batteries technology

The UK Government has announced plans for a £13 million research centre to boost the development of hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) batteries. It claims the new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ at the University of Warwick, which will build on the nation’s expertise in electrochemistry, is a move to secure future growth opportunities for […]

Consortium lands £3.7m for energy storage research

Three UK universities have been awarded funding from the Government-funded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to research the technology and economics of energy storage. The University of Warwick is leading the £3.7 million ‘Integrated Market-fit and Affordable Grid-scale Energy Storage’ project along with the universities of Nottingham and Loughborough. The project hopes to […]