News: UK - Competition for the funding of feasibility studies into batteries for low carbon vehicles
The Technology Strategy Board is launching a £500k competition to support feasibility studies relating to the recycling and re-use of batteries used for propulsion in low and ultra low carbon vehicles.
Monday, 31st January 2011
The TSB is looking to invest in innovative, industry and market-focused projects. This competition is being run under the Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform. Projects may be collaborative or carried out by a single organisation. The costs are expected to be no more than £100k in total, attracting grant funding of up to £75k. A networking event to facilitate consortia building for this competition is being organised by the Transport Knowledge Transfer Network, at the University of Warwick on 3 February 2011. This event will also cover the recently announced £8m Low Carbon Vehicles collaborative research and development competition and the £1m feasibility studies competition on disruptive vehicle technology. Open date: 28 March 2011 Close date: 18 May 2011
The European Remanufacturing Council (CER) is open for business
The European Commission has asked for a coordinated voice from EU-28 remanufacturing businesses. The Conseil Européen de Remanufacture will represent small and large businesses from all remanufactured product sectors. Register your interest now!
FER warns against engine reman fraud
The Federation of Engine Remanufacturers (FER) has asked the industry to be on the look-out for suspicious engine remanufacturers, after increased fraudulent activity and "sub-standard and unprofessional work".