Low Carbon Hub has teamed up with market analyst EnergyPro and the Environmental Information Exchange (EIE) team at Oxford Brookes University to set up Energy Solutions Oxfordshire (ESOx), a community-based energy services company (ESCO) offering energy efficiency services for enterprises including financial modelling, project management and validation. If successful, the model could be rolled out across the UK.read more...
Sixty homes in Oxford’s Blackbird Leys will be the first to have low carbon ground source heat pumps installed as part of Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO).
An Oxford University research project is tracking behaviour during lockdown to inform decisions about organising energy provision in a post-lockdown world.
A forty-tonne, eight-metre wide eco building constructed in Oxford has been sent 300 miles to the site of a Roman Vindolanda fort in Northumberland, where it is to house a new visitor centre. Green Unit’s ARC II modular eco-building was transported by road in five eight-tonne sections and installed on the site in March, shortly before the national lockdown.
A laser developed at the Central Laser Facility in Harwell and the European X-Ray Free Electron Laser will aid the study of conditions in stars and exoplanets.
A multi-million energy superhub, which includes the 'largest hybrid battery ever deployed', is about to enter the build phase and should go live from the end of this year. The 50MW grid-scale battery will be housed in an electricity substation in Cowley, Oxford.
An Oxfordshire firm is pledging to use its technology to build 500 'climate positive' homes and lead a green revolution in the UK housebuilding industry.
Oxford PV's new solar cells increase the energy captured by the sun by between 25 to 40 per cent.
The storage of electricity from low or zero carbon generation sources is of vital importance to addressing the climate crisis. OXIS Energy is one of the Oxfordshire companies pioneering the development of a new generation of batteries.
Ben Towler, commercial manager of OXWASH, talks TechTribe Oxford through the firm's new eco-laundry, and how the firm is competing in a £1bn commercial laundry industry that is price-sensitive and dominated by major players.
Eco-builder Green Unit has partnered with solar panel manufacturer Verditek, in a deal that opens up the potential to use its buildings in locations with no infrastructure or grid connection.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus will host a new £180m Natural History Museum science and research centre.
The new facility will be a base for natural sciences research and is intended to help the Museum protect the future of its collection of 80 million specimens. It will also create an international research centre aimed at tackling global challenges such as climate change, resource scarcity, biodiversity loss and emerging diseases.
Ammonia can be a convenient way to store and transport stored energy. Using hydrogen produced by electrolysis, it can be produced without CO2 emissions.
A firm whose tech will provide internet for European astronauts on the International Space Station is gearing up for a spacewalk that will position the device.
“Society is faced with a profound dilemma. To reject growth is to risk economic and social collapse. To pursue it relentlessly is to endanger the ecosystems on which we depend for long-term survival.”
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter, launched on Monday from Cape Canaveral was carrying an instrument developed and built at RAL Space, the UK’s national space laboratory in Harwell.
Smart Local Energy Systems: social, technical and operational aspects Sarah Darby, Scot Wheeler and Stevie Adams talk about their ongoing work in Project Local Energy Oxfordshire (LEO), one of the most ambitious, wide-ranging, innovative, and holistic smart grid trials ever conducted in the UK. The discussion chaired by Helen Gavin will cover the issues Project LEO is designed to address, technological advances in balancing energy supply and demand, and how it can improve understanding of opportunities for smart, secure and flexible energy networks. Hosted by Oxford University’s Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy. 11am online. Book here
B4 LIVE: ESOx – New Low Carbon Hub Programme Energy Solutions Oxfordshire, is a Low Carbon Hub programme which aims to enable more organisations to improve resilience through reduced energy bills and on-site energy generation. This interactive session with experts from Low Carbon Hub is for Oxfordshire businesses, charities and social enterprises looking for ways to navigate their low carbon energy options. 12 noon. Book here
UX Oxford: UX in publishing Two UX experts share their experience and knowledge from the world of publishing. Leanne Dobson, UX designer at publisher Taylor & Francis talks on streamlining access to research on discovery tools and scholarly platforms, is joined by Fruto Design’s Dave Johns, formerly of Pearson (Edexcel), where he worked on digital tools for teachers. 7.30pm. Book here