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2021
13 Apr 2021

Innovate UK Funding for Lithium Ion Battery Recycling

The surge in electric vehicles has created a need for effective lithium ion battery recycling in the UK. A solution is a step closer, as Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham have received £955K in grant funding to develop an innovative technology to make lithium ion battery recycling cleaner and more sustainable.
24 Mar 2021

Project Triumph TE-1 E-powertrain Revealed

The all-new battery powertrain developed by Williams Advanced Engineering for Triumph Motorcycles' TE-1 project will set new standards for electric bike performance.
15 Feb 2021

AI Controlled Hydrogen Storage Technology

With the HyAI project demonstration underway and live until summer 2021, initial results have indicated that the AI-enabled approach can produce hydrogen in a more cost-effective way, while also helping to alleviate stresses on the national grid.
12 Feb 2021

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Ambulance for London This Year

The project, named ZERRO for Zero Emission Rapid Response Operations ambulance, is funded by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles and aims to deliver a prototype zero emission ambulance for the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust by autumn this year.
22 Jan 2021

£12M UK-Japan Robotics Deal for Fusion Energy, Nuclear Decomissioning

Britain and Japan have signed a research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production. A world-leading alliance, it will see new robotics and automation techniques applied to both fusion research and to decommissioning nuclear facilities in Japan and the UK.
19 Jan 2021

CPI Joins Consortium on Quantum Sensors for End of Line Battery Tests

CPI announced its participation in a collaborative project - termed the Quantum Sensors project - to develop sensors for revolutionising quality assessment and battery grading in the manufacturing line. This project will advance electric vehicle battery manufacturing in the UK and overcome cost barriers to enable the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
18 Jan 2021

Machine Learning Making Light Work of AM Aerospace Alloys

Machine learning technology will be used to make the additive manufacturing process of metallic alloys for aerospace cheaper and faster, encouraging production of lightweight, energy-efficient aircraft to support net zero targets for aviation.
2020
1 Dec 2020

Innovate UK Awards ENIAN £500,000 for Renewable Energy Software

ENIAN has this week been awarded a £500,000 Smart Grant by Innovate UK to develop a new cost predicting algorithm set to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy across the country.
30 Nov 2020

Virtual Reality: The Most Disruptive Technology of the Next Decade

Virtual reality has already had a major impact in a range of different industries. IDTechEx predicts in its recent market research report that this technology will grow to $8Bn by 2030.
17 Nov 2020

Renewable Energy Solutions to Decarbonise Buildings

Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK have been successful in securing co-funding from the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK, for industrial research into low-carbon renewable heating and cooling systems to decarbonise buildings.
13 Nov 2020

Materials for Printed/Flexible Electronics 2021-2031: Technologies, Applications, Market Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson, Raghu Das and Dr Richard Collins
11 Nov 2020

Holy Grail of Energy Storage Technology Receives Two Grants

RheEnergise is one of only a select handful of businesses to have been awarded grants under both the Sustainable Innovation Fund & the Small Business Research Initiative.
11 Nov 2020

First Blade Walk by a Robot on a Wind Turbine

The UK has achieved the world's first blade walk by a robot on an offshore wind turbine, thanks to BladeBUG and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. Over two days in mid-October, the six-legged inspect-and-repair robot repeatedly scaled blades at ORE Catapult's 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration turbine off the coast of Fife.
26 Oct 2020

New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
2 Oct 2020

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
18 Aug 2020

UK Takes the Next STEP in Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging

World-first technology that could unlock electric vehicle charging for people without driveways or garages is being trialed across London.
14 Aug 2020

London Bus Garage Becomes World's Largest Vehicle-to-Grid Site

A North London bus garage is set to become a 'virtual power station', generating electricity from buses when not in use. Following a transformation to garage nearly 100 new zero-emission electric buses, Northumberland Park is now one of the biggest electric bus facilities in Europe. The project, called Bus2Grid, is believed to be the world's largest vehicle-to-grid trial site.
3 Aug 2020

TG0

TG0 has developed a novel method of touch/pressure sensing, which relies on incorporating conductive material within injection molded plastic components. Touch location, gestures and pressure are then interpreted via signal processing and machine learning. Unlike other touch sensing methodologies multiple discrete electronic sensors are not needed.
3 Aug 2020

Printed Electronics Ltd

Printed Electronics Ltd (PEL) is a UK company focused on integration, development and commercialization of processes and systems for fabrication of electronic circuits, structures and devices using digital, additive, screen printing and inkjet methods. They offer very rapid product development and small/medium volume manufacturing.
14 Jul 2020

Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He