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 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.
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.
EPSRC-funded researchers in groundbreaking study that could put CO2 back into the ground.
Three EPSRC-supported projects won major trophies at The Engineer magazine’s Technology and Innovation Awards 2011, including the Grand Prix award.
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
Land unsuitable for tree planting could still be used to reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere thanks to new research.
EPSRC has taken the decision to delay the experiment planned in October, to allow time for more engagement with stakeholders
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.