Practical, Multi-University Low Carbon Technology Center

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Looking to create products for the real world as soon as possible, a new research center in the UK is aiming to speed up the development and installment of a variety of low carbon technologies to ensure a greener future for us all.

This new £50 million ($80 million) center hopes to do this through more coordinated and focused efforts from four universities and a regional development agency. The four universities that have teamed up are Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Yorkshire, and they are working with the regional development agency Yorkshire Forward. The name of the new center is Centre for Low Carbon Futures (CLCF).

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The main benefits of the new center are that it will “ensure that research projects do not overlap, better enable a multi-disciplinary approach to low-carbon initiatives and make it easier to partner with the business community.”

Interim director, Tony Hardy, says: “The centre will provide the knowledge base to generate workable solutions for businesses and communities, promoting the uptake of innovations and creating change in the real world.

Chair of the new center is Ed Gallagher, who also is the former chief executive of the UK’s Environment Agency and the current chair of the Renewable Fuels Agency.

This research center looks to combine experts in various fields, ensure there is not overlap but coordination in low carbon research projects, and focus on getting low carbon technology into the real world as soon as possible. Look for new clean tech developments from this center in the coming years!

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