University of Nottingham receives £5million funding to help reach net zero target
The university aims to reach the target by 2040
The University of Nottingham, along with Loughborough University, has been selected to receive significant funding in order to reach its net zero target by 2040.
More than £5 million from East Midlands Freeport, has been pledged to the first phase of zero carbon innovation centre, based primarily on Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus. The centre will provide the technology and laboratories necessary in order to reach the university’s carbon reduction target.
The first phase of the project, which is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2024, is part of longer-term plans to develop an innovation ecosystem enabling the East Midlands to build on its industrial heritage. The University of Nottingham and Loughborough University are the first of seven initial projects chosen to receive funding from East Midlands Freeport.
Construction will also begin for a green hydrogen production, testing and training facility at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) where a new battery-electrolysed will be installed.
Professor Tom Rodden, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham, said: “With world-class facilities and research, this innovation centre will enable us to collaborate more closely with industry to accelerate the translation of zero carbon research into real-world solutions.
“This will not only help tackle the climate crisis but also deliver economic benefits to the East Midlands, as new businesses bring quality jobs to our region. The goal is for the East Midlands to become a global model for a flourishing zero carbon economy.”
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