The Centre for Future Clean Mobility at Exeter provides a go to hub for industry partners to review their current machines, retro fit new technologies and work with engineers to create better machines for the future which serve the fast changing needs of UK transport infrastructure. At present these facilities do not have the physical capacity to house such large scale machines and a dedicated engineering lab is required.
Your support could help build a new 40,000m2 facility at Exeter Science Park which will co-locate companies and researchers providing world-class lab space with innovative engineers, offering direct commercial implications. By expanding now researchers can utilise existing momentum and leverage UK Government funding to deliver results for industry as soon as possible. Alongside commercial innovation we will provide demand-led training programmes, in partnership with companies to make sure Exeter’s education platform produces engineers with the right skills for today’s workforce.
Global energy demand is climbing rapidly due to population growth and continuing industrialization. Renewable energy is expected to provide a central solution to our need for a sustainable fuel. Many countries have announced plans in the use of clean energy. In 2020, renewable energy targets have been adopted in 169 countries at the national or provincial level and renewables had provided more than 26% of global electricity generation.
It is important that renewable solutions are accessible to all and that public engagement and awareness is increased.
Ground source heat pumps can bring sustainable heating to homes across the country. Exeter researchers are looking to establish two demonstrator projects in the South West to raise awareness of this technology, specifically in the context of new housing developments. These centres would provide access for the public to visit and engage with the projects at the same time as giving students the opportunity to help design and monitor the performance.