Low temperature washing research shines through and cleans up
EPSRC-funded research by chemists at the University of Warwick and Aston University, into the potential use nanodiamonds in low temperature washing, attracted considerable worldwide media interest this week, both in print and online.
29 Jul 2012
Minister announces £3.5 million for SUPERGEN Bioenergy research hub
Science Minister, David Willetts announces a new research hub, spanning six research institutions, that will investigate the efficiency and whole-life impact of a variety of bioenergy techniques and accelerate the deployment of sustainable bioenergy.
17 Jul 2012
RATE Expert Group report for comment
The RATE Expert Group met on 2 & 3 May 2012 to develop the recommendations for refocusing the RATE programme.
27 Jun 2012
EPSRC/GSK announce creation of new Chair in Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham
EPSRC and industrial partner GSK have jointly invested in a Chair for Sustainable Chemistry to further strengthen the UK as a leader in life-sciences while contributing to environmental stewardship.
1 Jun 2012
Study takes novel 'back-casting' approach to transform cities for healthier lives
Researchers at four of the country's leading universities are embarking on a low carbon engineering project that could transform the way cities are built, as well as the way we live in them, by taking a novel 'back-casting' approach to their study.
29 May 2012
Unique EPSRC-funded test facility will help technology go with the flow
Developers of marine energy devices will soon be able to benefit from a wave and current test facility being built in Scotland.
22 May 2012
UK report could pave the way for producing sustainable biofuels
With the increasing appetite for 'green' energy technologies there are massive opportunities ahead for the UK in producing algal biofuels and other algae products.
14 May 2012
World-leading energy expert will help UK meet climate change targets
Professor Jim Skea has been appointed the Research Councils UK Energy Programme Strategy Fellow. He and his team will develop a new roadmap of research, skills and training across the entire energy landscape.
1 May 2012
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 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.
4 Apr 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 Dec 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
6 Dec 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 Nov 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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Sep 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 Sep 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 Aug 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).
1 Feb 2011
Informing the Energy Programme's public engagement strategy
The Research Councils UK Energy Programme commissioned a research synthesis to uncover what the current academic and non-academic (e.g. grey literature) literature and reports from the UK state about public attitudes to and engagement with low carbon energy.
31 Jan 2011
RCUK Energy Programme "excellent" says independent panel
The programme established in 2002 works closely with more than 500 public and private sector organisations to deliver the UK’s carbon reduction targets.
18 Jan 2011
RCUK Review of Energy 2010
RCUK asked the EPSRC to organise, on behalf of all UK Research Councils and in conjunction with the learned societies, a Review of Energy to provide an independent assessment of the quality and impact of the UK Programme.
13 Jan 2011
Recycle your Christmas tree into power
Researchers at the University of Leeds have claimed that more plant matter could be burned in coal fired power stations if the ‘green’ fuel was delivered pre-roasted like coffee beans.
13 Jan 2011
Using communities to find the answer to energy demand problems
How individuals and communities use energy, their understanding of energy use and effective, community management of energy and energy regulation will form the basis of seven new Energy and Communities initiative projects.
11 Oct 2010
Fast food curry footprint same as 140 million car miles
Lamb curry ready-made meals eaten in the UK amount to an annual carbon footprint equivalent to 5,500 car trips around the world or 140 million car miles
18 May 2010
RCUK Review of Energy - Re-scheduling
The RCUK Review of Energy was due to take place from Sunday, 18th April to Friday, 23rd April 2010. The review had to be postponed due to the travel restrictions arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland, which made it impossible for the large majority of the review Panel to travel to the UK.
23 Apr 2010
RCUK position statement on the recent reports regarding the development of a new UK based fusion power station
Research Councils UK (RCUK) invests in world-class research and training that aims to position the UK to meet its energy and environmental targets and policy goals.
24 Feb 2010
Habit-learning device will lower energy bills under new clean energy cashback scheme
Smart control units that learn householders’ energy habits and provide immediate feedback on consumption could give home energy savings of up to 20% without compromising comfort.
19 Feb 2010
UK fusion for energy strategy
In July 2009, as part of the RCUK Energy Programme, STFC and EPSRC set up a project to address a series of interrelated fusion issues that affected both councils.
18 Feb 2010
UK and India collaborate on cheaper and more efficient solar cells
Challenges in developing cost-effective, efficient and stable solar energy systems are being tackled by two government-led solar research projects.
15 Feb 2010
STFC spin out company, Oxsensis Ltd, celebrates double success
Oxsensis, the company developing some of the world's most advanced engine monitoring instruments to make a step-change in the efficiency of cars, planes and power stations, is celebrating double success after winning two significant investment awards.
12 Feb 2010
Sweet success for sustainable biofuel research
Scientists funded by the Research Councils UK Energy Programme have found a way to increase fermentable sugar stores in plants which could lead to plant biomass being easier to convert into eco-friendly sustainable biofuels.
25 Jan 2010
Saying goodbye at airports the green way
Groundbreaking work is under way to establish just how big a carbon footprint is created by travel to and from airports.
21 Jan 2010
Long-term funding view needed to meet UK carbon commitments
Meeting Copenhagen targets is dependent on bold and sustained funding of technology development says EPSRC Chief Exec Dave Delpy.
20 Jan 2010
Research is vital to a cleaner, greener, low carbon future
2020 emissions targets are dependent on developing technologies from research scientists says EPSRC Chief Exec Dave Delpy
3 Dec 2009
Creating cleaner, more efficient gas turbines and the next generation of metallurgy specialists
A £50 million strategic partnership involving EPSRC has been set up to develop the materials, skills and knowledge to support the development of future gas turbines.
9 Nov 2009
Battery free soldiers power their own equipment
EPSRC funded research aims to capture energy in soldiers march and use it to power their equipment
5 Aug 2009
Wave power ‘snake’ to provide cheap green energy
EPSRC funded technology takes a step closer to commercial production
8 May 2009