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EPSRC’s £6 million to drive Low Carbon Vehicle Technologies research 12.09.14

Two new research projects aim to drive forward low carbon vehicles technologies

The £6 million scheme from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) was announced by Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark to coincide with the annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event – LCV Cenex 2014. The projects will involve academics from eight UK universities.

– ELEVATE (ELEctrochemical Vehicle Advanced Technology) led by Professor Rob Thring at Loughborough University, will develop better materials for energy storage devices such as fuel cells and batteries and improve integration between devices, vehicles and power grids. It includes companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Matthey and Intelligent Energy

– Ultra Efficient Engines and Fuels, led by Dr Robert Morgan at the University of Brighton, will investigate how to improve the operation of internal combustion engines by as much as one third efficiency and how new fuels’ performance can be used in future engines to bring emissions close to zero. It will involve Delphi Diesel Systems Ltd, Jaguar Land Rover, BP British Petroleum, Ricardo UK.

Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark said: “Forging strong business and academic relationships is vital to reinforcing the UK’s reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. Funding these new projects involving eight universities is a clear example of this in practice, while taking us a step closer to producing low carbon vehicles on a mass scale.”

For more details, visit EPSRC