Konnichiwa, Kraken ! ‘Ows tha doin‘, Coventry?   

Staff at fast-growing Octopus Energy were today celebrating two business successes, saluting separately the mystical Orient and the somewhat less mystical West Midlands of...

Crikey & Thunder! Pom solar boffins go Dutch on Outback jalopy jaunt

Solar electricity innovators Oxford PV are deploying their patented perovskite-on-silicon tandem cells for the first time as an automotive power source, motivating the Top...

Rolls-Royce and NPL ally to monitor mini-nukes

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Rolls-Royce SMR are partnering on a new project to investigate safe automated reactor operation for nuclear-powered Small Modular...

SME-to-SME trades of clean solar power ‘cuts bills by up to 90%’ on Suffolk...

Over 140 companies on an industrial estate in Mildenhall, Suffolk, reckon their local market trading low carbon electricity is slashing bills by between 20%...

Steel city forges plan to swap gas for green hydrogen

Switching Sheffield’s world-renowned steel forges from gas to locally produced green hydrogen could cut CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, a government-funded study...

Supplier heeds noble call to recycle argon for Indian solar mega-plant

Surrey start-up Gas Recovery & Recycle Ltd ( GR2L) has had its hopes of success inflated by a £4 million deal struck to export...

Brum, brum: Birmingham colleges gets £1.2m to spark up new automotive battery skills

A £1.2 million grant from public sector tech angels Innovate UK has left University College Birmingham leading a West Midlands partnership, aimed at delivering...

Hot and hotter! Pump startup seeks partner, deploying high temperature heat to industry

Industrial heat pump startup Futraheat has secured £689,000 from Innovate UK to develop and deploy a commercial heat pump to deliver low CO2, high...

Whisky stiffens “second life” spinning of rare metals from retired turbines

Scots researchers believe they've mapped a way to recover rare metals vital to rebuild and replace ageing wind turbines.  Stereotypically enough, whisky plays a...

Good Energy wades into row over EUA “lobbying to slow heat pumps“

A major all-renewables supplier has stepped into allegations that trade body the Energy & Utilities Alliance has been influencing ministers to delay Britain’s rollout...

Thanks a £ million: Power Roll gets Durham’s & EU’s cash to boost thin-film...

Sunderland-based solar electricity innovators Power Roll today benefit from a £1 million cash injection to expand production of their light, flexible thin film, billed...

Nuke sludge sucker passes first test, preps for deployment

A pioneering new technique to remove sludge from nuclear fuel ponds has been successfully trialled at one of the UK’s largest wet test facilities. The...

Industrial heat pumpers Futraheat raise glass to £1.5 million, eye up brewery trial

London-based industrial clean heat start-up Futraheat has closed a £1.5 million investment round led by green investors Clean Growth Fund.  A brewery trial of...

Facilities, managed: Energy Systems Catapult stretches to Active Building Centre

Not-for-profit technology advisors Energy Systems Catapult have acquired ‘key parts’ of the Active Building Centre. The ABC was launched four years ago under the government’s...

Salted (sic) for Is and whizz: Mancs brave Italian brine to lift lithium

A Manchester University spin-off has signed a deal with an Italian mining company aimed at making lithium in commercial quantities. Watercycle Technologies, a deep tech...
LC Energy: Got wood and boilers

Hello, Columbus: Velocys lifts clean wings towards the Americas

Increasingly globe-spanning aviation-fuel-from-waste provider Velocys is looking to the US and to US project engineers Bechtel Corporation for imminent expansion. A deal with Bechtel, the...

Solar heat-with-power innovator Naked Energy buffs up, targets Portugal and Greece

“Twin solar” technologists Naked Energy are targeting new EU territories with two distribution deals announced today. In September the Crawley-based firm, founded in 2009 by...

Smart meters box clever through strongest year for data growth

Britain’s national network of smart meters, developed and maintained by the Data Communications Company (DCC), grew by over 6.3 million meters last year, a...

Government finds £102 million at Christmas to prime new nuclear & hydrogen

The Sunak administration today presented early gifts to investors in nuclear power and advanced hydrogen, finding parcels of £77 million and £25 million respectively...

Ofgem tables RIIO-ED2 decisions, draws capex map to 2028 for nets’ upgrades, storage, clean...

Under-fire regulator Ofgem today confirmed RIIO-ED2 investment plans, shaping six DNOs’ capex budgets which will fund upgrades and improvements in 14 local networks up...