Boost for low carbon technology
The UK government has awarded a grant of £1 million to fund low carbon technology, it was announced late last week.A group of companies each received the boost from the Carbon Trust to speed the technologies' development through to commercial reality and accelerate the UK's move to a low carbon economy.
Projects including a new generation of LEDs, energy efficient kilns and steam trap performance sensors have all received financial backing from the Carbon Trust's Applied Research scheme.
"The diverse nature of these technologies clearly demonstrates the exciting low carbon innovation work taking place in the UK today. These technologies have the potential to make significant carbon savings and to be commercially very successful," said Garry Staunton, Head of Low Carbon Research at the Carbon Trust.
"These technologies will play a vital part in moving the UK towards a low carbon economy."
The seven projects to receive funding are:
Over the past four years, the Carbon Trust has invested more than £17 million in projects that they believe to be both commercially viable and demonstrate the potential to reduce UK carbon emissions.
A new call for proposals is now open until 17th August 2007.
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