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Advanced Propulsion Centre September Newsletter

30 Sep 2016

Nick Hurd, Minister for Climate Change and Industry, announced the winners of the latest APC grant funding competition at LCV2016. Consortium led by McLaren Automotive, Jaguar Land Rover, Turner Powertrain and Dearman are amongst some of the winners of the APC 5 grant funding competition. Nick Hurd announced that the UK Government is to invest £42 in the projects through the Advanced Propulsion Centre.

The winners securing a share of a recent £2.45 million investment for low carbon development and demonstration projects in the niche vehicle sector were announced at LCV 2016. Over 50 businesses were successful in receiving grant funding from the Niche Vehicle Network run competitions, supported by the Advanced Propulsion Centre, Innovate UK and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

The latest grant funding competition run by the APC has now closed for submissions. Consortium had until the 29th September to submit their low carbon project proposals. The applications will now be judged to select winning projects that can have a real impact on CO2 emissions. The winners of the competition will be announced in the coming months.

2016 was another record breaking year for the Low Carbon Vehicle show, which exceeded last year’s attendance by 25% showing why it is the go to show for low carbon technology developers. The event showcased the hugely diverse and successful UK automotive industry, through a range of exhibitors and seminars. The Advanced Propulsion Centre took centre stage at the event to deliver some new and exciting workshops and seminars as well as announcing some very exciting funding opportunities.

The APC have announced a series of event's that will be held at the Royal Institution. Leading academics and industry figures will debate the futures of key technologies, exploring what the road ahead may hold.

For more information, please see here.

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