Businesses awarded £18m for low-carbon technology trials

Projects trialling new technology to ease traffic congestion, improve air quality and boost energy storage have been granted £18m by government agency Innovate UK.

Each of the 12 projects selected by the agency aims to tackle problems related to urban infrastructure. Drastic changes in urban infrastructure and design will be required to support a high quality of life for the more than 70% of the population expected to live in towns and cities by 2040, said Innovate UK.

The projects to receive funding include:

Powervault will explore to store peak electricity from UK homes in used Nissan electric vehicle batteries. The 12-month trial of 50 units will also involve Nissan, Aston University, Hyde Housing, Lyra Electronics, M&S Energy and Solarcentury. Transport for London Road Network is ...

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