Sajid Javid MP opens University’s cryogenic energy storage pilot facility
Cryogenic / Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

Sajid Javid MP opens University’s cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, has officially opened the University of Birmingham’s cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using ‘liquid air’ to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems. The new facility, which is housed on the University of Birmingham’s campus, is the UK’s first dedicated research … Continue reading

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) / Research

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment

The University of Birmingham is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK’s energy sector after the Government confirmed £60m investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities. Professor Martin Freer, … Continue reading

New Midlands energy initiative is a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

New Midlands energy initiative is a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity

Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute, discusses why the new Midlands energy initiative is a once in a generation opportunity, with national and international benefits.  With the future of energy generation and consumption come the extremes of challenge and opportunity. The decarbonisation of electricity, heat and transport by 2050, as required by … Continue reading

Energy Research Moves into a new ERA
Energy Research Accelerator (ERA)

Energy Research Moves into a new ERA

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s pre-election budget on Wednesday 17 March signalled a real statement of intent to unleash the expertise locked up in the Midlands linked to manufacturing and leadership in energy related research and innovation.  It was also a signal that Government recognise the size of the challenge and opportunity connected with the transformation … Continue reading