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Energy Programme logoThe 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.

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Updates from the programme can be found below. Older updates can be found of the National Archive copy of this site.


New £13M UK Centre for CCS research to be established

A new £13 million UK Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage is being established with joint funding from EPSRC and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This forms part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme led by EPSRC.

04 April 2012
New Energy Building unveiled at University of Leeds

Major stakeholders from industry and government attended the opening of the new £12.5m Energy Building at the University of Leeds which will serve as a physical hub for collaboration in energy research and innovation across the campus and far beyond.

22 March 2012
Glasgow solar study aims to leap from solar power to solar fuel

EPSRC-funded researchers in groundbreaking study that could put CO2 back into the ground.

17 February 2012
EPSRC-supported projects win major awards

Three EPSRC-supported projects won major trophies at The Engineer magazine’s Technology and Innovation Awards 2011, including the Grand Prix award.

14 December 2011
Seeing the wood through the trees

The wooden mast from a classic racing yacht and samples from a Forestry Commission breeding trial have played a key role in the search for sustainable biofuels

06 December 2011
Collecting carbon in a concrete jungle

Land unsuitable for tree planting could still be used to reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere thanks to new research.

30 November 2011
Using communities to find the answers to energy demand problems
Seven new Energy and Communities research projects will examine how we use energy, our understanding of energy use, and effective community energy management.
11 October 2011
Renewable energy needs more community power
The renewable energy sector needs to use a wider range of business models in order to ensure a fairer distribution of power plants across the UK, according to research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
10 October 2011
Update on the SPICE project

EPSRC has taken the decision to delay the experiment planned in October, to allow time for more engagement with stakeholders

29 September 2011
The SPICE project: a geoengineering feasibility study

Preparations are underway for a unique test of engineering technology that could, if needed in the future, open up new ways to reduce atmospheric temperatures caused by climate change.

14 September 2011
Business Secretary announces £6.5 million boost for renewable energy engineering skills
Leading universities and industry will provide training for up to 50 of the best engineering students as part of a new Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE)
31 August 2011
Industrial biotechnology and bioenergy report
BBSRC has identified industrial biotechnology and bioenergy as one of its three high-level strategic priorities in its Strategic plan (2010-15).
01 February 2011

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