Birmingham Energy Institute News

British and Brazilian universities unite to tackle major global problems

British and Brazilian universities unite to tackle major global problems
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Experts from the University of Birmingham joined partners at São Paulo State University (UNESP) on Monday 13 March to lay the foundation for joint research aimed at solving major problems facing both countries.
Date:
23/03/2017

"Mission Innovation will accelerate global clean energy innovation", states Special Representative for Climate Change

"Mission Innovation will accelerate global clean energy innovation", states Special Representative for Climate Change
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Professor Sir David King, the UK's Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change, and former Governmental Chief Scientific Adviser, visited the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 15 February 2017 to deliver a keynote speech on Mission Innovation - a global initiative to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation.
Date:
13/03/2017

Cool change is coming and business needs to get ready

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The government has announced in the Budget that it will publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel, especially in urban areas. Professor Toby Peters, Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham argues that the refrigerated logistics industry needs to brace for change.
Date:
09/03/2017

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution

Green, White and Blue: Why India Needs a Third Agricultural Revolution
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Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy, and has been transformed since independence in 1947. The green revolution staved off famine by raising crop yields dramatically, and the white revolution – "Operation Flood" - turned India into the world's largest milk producer. Yet, for all of the increase in production, food losses have also increased, and the vast majority of farmers remain trapped in the cycle of poverty. The success and the problems are closely connected.
Date:
08/03/2017

West Midlands set to become 'Energy Capital' of the UK

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A bold new initiative to position the West Midlands as the UK's centre of clean energy technology is launching today at a VIP event hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/02/2017

Birmingham calls on UK cooling companies to help Indian farmers

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers' incomes, whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
Date:
03/02/2017

First EERA Conference showed value of interdisciplinary collaboration in energy research

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In November 2016, the University of Birmingham hosted the first European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Conference to provide a platform to support cooperation on strategy and developments across energy fields and technology.
Date:
20/01/2017

Birmingham–Beijing energy partnership wins Chinese funding for joint research programme

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Energy storage experts at the University of Birmingham and the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB) have won a major funding award from the Chinese government for a joint doctoral research programme. The two universities set up the Joint Centre for Energy & Environment Research and Education (CEERE) just over a year ago and colleagues at the research facility have now secured funding for a joint PhD programme.
Date:
20/01/2017
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