‘Cleaner planes, ships and automobiles’

Posted on 19 Mar 2020 and read 397 times
‘Cleaner planes, ships and automobiles’ Earlier this month, Business Secretary (and COP26 president) Alok Sharma announced a £36.7 million investment in a scheme to promote the design, test and manufacture of electric machines in some of the UK’s most polluting industries.

Some £30 million will be used to create four new centres of excellence — in Newport, Nottingham, Strathclyde and Sunderland — that will bring together climate-change pioneers to research and develop ‘green’ electric machines, including planes, ships and cars.

Another £6.7 million will be awarded to 14 projects to help ensure that the final buyers in supply chains — such as large automotive manufacturers — can access the parts and components they need ‘to develop electric machines with ease’.

This investment will have applications for electric vehicles, as well as other industries, including rail, marine, aerospace and energy — all with the aim of switching away from fossil fuel technologies.

Mr Sharma said: “The electric revolution is an opportunity for our transport sectors to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels.

“The UK is leading the way in developing cleaner technologies to help us reach our target of zero emissions by 2050, and these new centres will play an important part in that.

"These will provide a home for virtual product development, digital manufacturing and advanced assembly techniques that could drive world-leading improvements in the testing and manufacturing of electric machines.”

Be seen in all the right places!

Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing MTA Vietnam 2020 Subcon 2020 TCT 3SIXTY Toolex 2020 Metal Show & TIB MTA Hanoi ITM Industry Europe 2020 Advanced Engineering 2020 Metaltech 2020 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo Machine Tool Indonesia 2020 MACH 2021 FITMA 2021