R&D articles

Revolymer aims to deliver cleaner ships, in every sense of the word

A Maersk Triple-E container ship

Technology Strategy Board announces funding for two year project to develop innovative polymers that help get the barnacles off the boat

14 Apr 2014

Energy efficiency start-ups offered £20,000 to curb London's thirst for power

Smart meter

Mayor Boris Johnson launches competition to find new technologies to help reduce peak demand

11 Apr 2014

Wave Hub fills final testing berth as welcome mat laid out for Carnegie Wave Energy


UK's position as one of the world's leading marine energy hubs underlined as Australian firm signs up to Cornish test facility

02 Apr 2014

Philips adds new dimension to LED market with 3D printed lamps

New luminaires to go on sale today in Wi-Fi controlled "Hue" range

31 Mar 2014

Innocent founder: 'There’s never been a better time in the history of humanity to start up a business'

Richard Reed talks low carbon innovation and the 'lunacy' in ignoring tidal power

27 Mar 2014

GE deal boost prospects for UK energy storage startup

Companies sign agreement to collaborate on new liquid air energy storage technology being piloted in the UK

19 Mar 2014

DECC announces £4m boost for offshore wind cost-cutting projects

R&D grants aim to help developers meet goal of cutting cost of offshore wind energy to £100/MWh by 2020

18 Mar 2014

Government scientists call for growth in GM crops market

Chief Scientific Advisor calls for relaxation of EU regulation for the controversial technology

14 Mar 2014

Report: Offshore wind industry promises 150,000 jobs boost

Major new report calculates that delivering on the UK's offshore wind vision will deliver £6.7bn a year in economic gains by 2020

14 Mar 2014

Ireland set to power ahead with Europe's first wave farm

ESB confirms €1.3m funding from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland to complete feasibility studies

12 Mar 2014

Green entrepeneurs invited to bid for €500,000 prize fund

Green Postcode Lottery Challenge will also offer four Open University Scholarships to sustainability students

10 Mar 2014

Wave Hub welcomes Fortum to world-leading test facility

Finnish energy giant reveals plans to test "The Penguin" at Cornwall's Wave Hub

25 Feb 2014

Technology Centre Mongstad to establish CCS benchmark

Research centre has undertaken world's first large scale test of carbon capturing solvent

24 Feb 2014

Dong Energy banks on Vestas 8MW for next offshore wind farm

Danish developer selects Vestas as preferred supplier for 258MW Burbo Bank extension in Liverpool Bay

18 Feb 2014

DECC announces £8m boost for energy storage technology

Viridor Waste Management and Highview Power Storage awarded funding to support liquid air energy storage project

13 Feb 2014

EU urged to scrap confusing A+++ energy labels for white goods

Commission review of eco labels warns inflated ratings for washing machines and dishwashers confuse customers and fail to drive innovation

10 Feb 2014

Natural Environment Research Council inks controversial research partnership with Shell

Greenpeace brands Memorandum of Understanding a "grubby deal diverting public money into the pockets of the world's largest corporation"

10 Feb 2014

Ribbon cut on Climate-KIC green innovation centre

New Nordic centre designed to help entrepreneurs, businesses, academics and government officials work together on new clean technologies

07 Feb 2014

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