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EPSRC-supported researchers at the University of Southampton won the £30,000 first prize at the British Gas Connecting Homes Start up Competition for a system that aims to improve energy efficiency in the home.

EPSRC is the largest investor in doctoral training in the UK, providing young engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle evolving issues and future challenges.

EPSRC-supported researchers at Loughborough University have developed an industry-first technology with the potential to significantly cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines.

Researchers at the EPSRC Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) at the University of Cambridge, working with leading supermarket chain, Waitrose, have developed a more aerodynamic trailer design for articulated vehicles – cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around seven per cent.

Intelligent Energy, an independent fuel cell company has received £38 million from the Singapore Government’s sovereign wealth fund.

It is estimated that almost 2.4 million battery-electric vehicles will be sold worldwide in 2020

EPSRC-sponsored researchers are tackling how to reduce the demand for carbon emission intensive materials.

Aquamarine Power, a hydro-electric wave energy company set up to commercialise EPSRC-funded research, has installed two unique Oyster wave energy converters at its offshore Orkney site.

Cheap solar power might soon be possible thanks to a new type of flexible, organic solar panel developed by an EPSRC-sponsored research team at the University of Warwick and Molecular Solar Ltd.

OXEMS, a company created to commercialise EPSRC-funded research, has developed a unique sensor device to detect underground assets such as water pipes, sewers and cabling without the need for excavation.

LED lighting technology has the potential to slash electricity consumption by 15 percent - reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 23 million tonnes.

Research at the EPSRC-funded Loughborough University Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre has helped replace copper wiring used in cars with printed flexible circuits.

A revolutionary type of personal power pack is being developed that could help our troops when they are engaged on the battlefield.

Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer.

UK-India Collaborations in Energy Delivery

The animal kingdom is a rich source of inspiration for engineers and scientists.

The search is on for a new generation of scientists, a new breed of experts with the skills to turn 21st century visions of nuclear energy into a reality.

An affordable cooking stove that generates electricity could transform lives in the world’s poorest communities.

By pioneering innovative technology, Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer is helping the world tackle climate change.

Pioneering engineers at De Montfort University have created an intelligent heating device that learns householders’ energy habits and could lead to home energy savings of up to 20% – without compromising comfort.

A new training centre will provide the skills to sustain the UK’s rapidly expanding wind energy industry and help us hit renewable power targets.

The world’s first fully sustainable racing car, developed with EPSRC support, is paving the way for ‘green motorsport’ and showcasing cutting-edge materials technologies.

A new car engine, developed with EPSRC support, boosts fuel efficiency and delivers a 15 per cent cut in carbon emissions.

A new way of producing gallium nitride (GaN), developed with EPSRC support, could produce energy saving LEDs for a tenth of the current price.

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