UK Transport Secretary Philip Hammond yesterday announced the award of £24 million to six projects aimed at developing low-carbon vehicles in the UK.
Plans to improve the energy efficiency of urban transport, street lighting and district heating networks could cash-in on €115 million in unspent EU funds.
The UK’s Committee on Climate Change yesterday urged that Government funding for low-carbon technology research, development and deployment should be protected.
Last week, the Department of Energy announced $30 million in Recovery Act funding for small businesses developing clean energy technologies.
Two UK associations, Fuel Cells UK and UK Hydrogen Association, are merging into a single organisation to create a “common voice” for the industry.
Researchers at Purdue University in the US have come up with a new process for storing and generating hydrogen for fuels cells that could power the cars of the future.
Fuel Cells UK, which brings together utilities, developers, suppliers and researchers, has launched a manifesto calling on the new Coalition Government to support the burgeoning industry.
Leicester and a second as yet unnamed UK city are to trial UK startup Riversimple’s hydrogen fuel cell powered cars.
A zero-emission fuel cell hybrid black cab, which will go into operation in 2012, was unveiled in London yesterday by deputy mayor Kit Malthouse.