Net Zero Smart Energy
Manchester has an ambitious carbon neutral target of 2038 – 12 years ahead of the national goal which means local Government, academia and industry are all working together to innovate and accelerate the production of new smart energy solutions. The deepening energy crisis is expediating the demand even further and Manchester is well-placed to support pioneering companies who want to revolutionise the energy sector.
Manchester is Well Placed to Support Businesses Innovating to Create Smart Energy.
Energy Innovation Agency
Committed to Energy Transition, Manchester is now home to a bespoke Energy Innovation Agency which is fully committed to transforming investable ideas into real-world clean energy solutions: from smart and enabled assets, funding mechanisms and policy reform all the way through to product validation and commercialisation.
The UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy was released in August 2021 to rapidly ramp up the production and use of hydrogen and thanks to a unique concentration of industry, technical skill base and geology, Manchester and the North-West offers an unparalleled opportunity for a hydrogen energy cluster.
Manchester's Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park will soon be home to the UK’s largest Green Hydrogen production site and Manchester Metropolitan's Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre is a £4.1m state-of-the-art facility which is leading the way in harnessing renewable energy with research encompassing hydrogen and fuel cell innovation, electrosynthesis, sustainable fuels and chemicals, smart energy systems and energy transition technologies.
Energy House Laboratories
Through commercial and grant funded research, Energy House Laboratories at The University of Salford help businesses understand how effective their products and services are in lowering consumers’ carbon footprint and reducing energy bills.
At a cost of £16 million, Energy House 2.0 is a is the largest research facility of its type housing two environmental chambers each able to accommodate two detached houses and under controlled conditions, recreate a wide variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging between -20˚C to +40˚C and simulated wind, rain, snow and solar radiation.
This unique facility will play a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design and builds upon the success of the original Energy House Laboratory, which was opened in 2012.
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Rachel Eyre Head of Business Development - Advanced Manufacturing and Low Carbon
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Northern Sustainability Summit to Help Businesses on Journey to Net Zero
An event to help all businesses take actionable steps on their journey to net zero is coming to Manchester Central on Monday 12 June 2023. Hosted by Manchester-based business development…
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Siemens Reveals Plans to Decarbonise Trafford Park Industrial Estate by 2038
Siemens has set a target to decarbonise Trafford Park, one of Europe’s largest industrial estates, by 2038. The work will to support Trafford Council’s aims and Greater…
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The University of Manchester Partners with National Grid in Three Net Zero Innovation Projects
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