Tue 10 December 2013
Low Carbon Technology
Nottingham is fast becoming recognised as the UK’s No.1 Energy City due to the fact it is the most Energy self-sufficient city in the UK.The city is building on this reputation to become one of the leading centres in Low Carbon Technology.
The Low Carbon Technology sector has been going through rapid growth in Nottingham and the East Midlands region, particularly in the areas of renewable energy - including Bio energy, Wind and Solar energy, waste management and carbon capture technologies.
Businesses looking to locate in the Nottingham area are able to access some of the leading scientific expertise and qualified people in the Low Carbon sector.
The University of Nottingham's Energy Technologies Research Institute has been a major energy research centre since 2006 and works extensively with partners both in the UK and internationally to find innovative solutions to establish sustainable and secure energy supplies. The Institute carries out research in clean fossil fuels, hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable energy production, carbon capture and storage amongst others.
Key environmental technology companies in the Nottingham city region include: E.on, Changan Automotive, Hardstaff, 4 Energy, Enviroenergy Ltd, LEDinLight and EvoEnergy.
The GreenTech Business Network has been set up to support the growth of SMEs in the growing environmental technology sector across Nottinghamshire. The Network offers a programme of regular business presentation events, supplemented by appropriate site visits, breakfast seminars and workshops to help bring like-minded businesses together and grow the local sector.
The city also provides a range of business premises to meet the needs of Low Carbon businesses. No.1 Nottingham Science Park is already home to a growing cluster of Low Carbon businesses and provides flexible office and technology space from 1,500-42,000 sq ft. To find out more visit the Nottingham Science Park website.