University launches energy project21 September 2010
The University of Nottingham is spearheading a project which aims to increase the development of a low-carbon economy in the East Midlands. The Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy (ALCE) scheme hopes to improve business innovation in sustainable energy technologies.
The ALCE project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has its official launch event this week at the National College, next to the University's Jubilee Campus.
ALCE will showcase existing and emerging low-carbon technologies, providing facilities for research, testing, development and demonstration.
Professor Colin Snape, director of the university's Energy Technologies Research Institute (ETRI), said: 'We're delighted to be launching this initiative and building upon the wide range of experience that we have in the fields of energy, sustainability and low-carbon technologies.
'The way we create, store and use energy has to change if the world is to combat global warming and climate change. Nottingham is at the forefront of research in this area and we believe the work we are doing now will have significant impacts on many aspects of 21st-century life.'
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