British Airways clears the runway for sustainable fuel takeoff

The airline aims to power a flight carrying up to 300 customers with zero net emissions

ScottishPower announces scholarships for bright sparks

ScottishPower has announced 16 new Masters Scholarships for the energy, digital and environmental sectors. The energy supplier said UK final year undergraduates looking to progress their careers in these industries can now apply for its 2018/19 scholarships programme, which opened yesterday. The scheme will offer places at universities including Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Edinburgh […]

US invests $67m to advance nuclear energy tech

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing nearly $67 million (£52.4m) for nuclear energy research and development. A total of 85 projects in 28 states will share the funding that is expected to help advance innovative nuclear technologies. They include grants for university research reactor and infrastructure improvements providing important safety and performance upgrades […]

Businesses offered £1m for innovation in oil and gas

A £1 million fund is being provided to support companies that require oil and gas research and development (R&D) to be undertaken at a Scottish university. The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) are providing the cash to support innovation that could reduce costs, raise production efficiency and improve […]

Students on course for energy cash

Undergraduates wanting to progress in the energy and environment industry can now benefit from 28 new grants. The ScottishPower Foundation has announced the latest wave of its Masters Scholarship programme for the 2017/18 academic year – it plans to invest around £700,000. Places are open to degree holders and graduates from a range of disciplines. The programme will primarily cater to […]

Midlands’ universities team up on decarbonisation

A new scheme aims to develop new energy technologies and decarbonise the Midlands by 2050. The Midlands Innovation initiative is made up of six universities across the region – Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick. The group’s Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) has secured £60 million of government funding and £120 million from industry to drive the transition to […]

Cambridge college to upgrade CHP plant

A college at Cambridge University plans to upgrade its combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Churchill College is to further its green goals by getting environmental solutions firm Veolia to swap its existing CHP set-up for a newer, more efficient model. A new 15-year contract will secure a future of even lower carbon power, heating […]

Oxford Brookes University adopts demand side response

Oxford Brookes is to adopt demand side response (DSR) technologies. It has signed a 10-year contract with DSR aggregator Open Energi and energy management firm Prefect Controls to integrate the technologies. A total of 71 water tanks will be installed with a potential further phase planned to target 300 panel heaters across its campus, representing more than 700kW in […]

Sheffield Hallam Uni to trial hydrogen vans

Sheffield Hallam University is to trial hydrogen-fuelled vans this year as part of its plans to become greener. It is partnering with ITM Power which has a site on the Advanced Manufacturing Park that uses wind energy to break down water into hydrogen and oxygen. The vans will use the hydrogen to travel around campus, […]

UK solar-powered car set to race down under

A solar-powered racing car has been built to take part in an endurance event across the Australian outback. A 60-strong student organisation, the Cambride University Eco-Racing Team (CUER), built the vehicle. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2015, which runs from 18th-25th October, aims to show the potential of electric vehicles. A car, which entered the […]