Work starts on University of Birmingham’s Renewable Energy Research Centre

Construction has started on the University of Birmingham‘s new renewable energy research and innovation centre.

Cost and funding

Based at Tyseley Energy Park, the £7m centre will promote innovation in waste, energy and low carbon vehicle systems across the West Midlands.

The Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre (BEIC) is funded by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and will be the home of research & development, benchmarking and validation, business support, manufacturing systems integration and modelling expertise across the (public/private/academic) energy, waste and transportation systems sectors.

Aim

Working with existing energy and transportation system stakeholders, the BEIC will aim to stimulate collaborative research and development projects to overcome local energy and low carbon transport challenges, demonstrating new and emerging technologies.

By supporting the development and deployment of these new technologies at scale, the BEIC can help de-carbonise the electricity and heat and improve the environmental performance of the city as it seeks to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2030.

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