The Energy Programme funds a wide spectrum of energy research and training, bringing together investments across the research councils. Its portfolio is developed in partnership with industry and public sector organisations to provide an innovation chain with routes for development of our outputs. Energy Programme research is funded through activities that provide a managed approach to developing the portfolio, often with the formation of multidisciplinary consortia.
Further developments can be found on the individual Research Councils news feeds:
Updates from the programme can be found below. Older updates can be found of the National Archive copy of this site.
A BBSRC-funded team at the University of Warwick is investigating how to use methane-producing microbes, known as methanogens, to generate renewable biofuels.
STFC is pleased to announce the awarding of up to £1.5M of funding to 4 exciting multi-disciplinary projects under the Challenge Led Applied System Programme (CLASP) to meet specific challenges in the energy sector.
UK researchers today announced what they believe to be a game changer in the use of hydrogen as a "green" fuel. A new discovery by scientists at the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), offers a viable solution to the challenges of storage and cost by using ammonia as a clean and secure hydrogen-containing energy source to produce hydrogen on-demand in situ.
Energy Minister Michael Fallon today descended into STFC’s Boulby Underground Laboratory – the UK’s deep underground multi-disciplinary science facility housed in Britain’s deepest mine – to witness a key milestone in the search for solutions to the problem of carbon emissions.
BBSRC-funded scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.
The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) will continue to act as the focal point of UK energy research following the announcement today of a further £14 million of funding from three research councils EPSRC, NERC and ESRC via the RCUK Energy Programme.
BBSRC has supported world-leading bioscience for over two decades. In a series of articles during its 20th anniversary, we will be exploring a variety of ways that BBSRC helps to deliver impact from research. In this article we look at bioenergy.
A call for a research programme 'Valuing Natural Capital in Low Carbon Energy Pathways' is soon to be announced.
RCUK Energy Programme unveils new £4 million academic-industry collaboration to develop research and technologies in Energy Storage
Leading scientists from the world of bioenergy gathered in Manchester earlier this month for the International Bioenergy Conference 2014.
NSFC/EPSRC sign MOU for research into low carbon manufacturing processes and technologies, low carbon cities and offshore renewables.
Research findings contributed to a change in Ofgem policy that ended an energy competition clause that was potentially costing households up to £2 billion a year. This month sees the publication of the first annual competition review into the energy sector.
The RCUK Energy Strategy Fellowship team, based at Imperial College London, published its report ‘Investing in a brighter energy future: energy research and training prospectus’ on Tuesday 12 November 2013.
Chickens may benefit from the growing biofuels market thanks to research showing bioethanol plants producing useful protein-rich feeds