Automotive innovators receive research funding
Eight companies innovating in the automotive sector have received more than £377,000 of R&D funding from the Niche Vehicle Network.
Manufacturers, systems supplies and technology companies have received a share of the investment, with backing from the Technology Strategy Board, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and BIS.
Among the companies involved is Buckingham’s Clean Air Power, which is developing prototype systems that aim to reduce methane emissions from dual-fuel engines.
North East-based Hyperdrive Innovation will use the funding to develop its energy management system to a proof-of-concept stage, while Lancaster’s Oaktec Hybrids is developing a low-drag aerodynamic shape for low-speed, two-seater car.
Revolve, a Brentwood business, is working in conjunction with Commercial Group to run live trials of various biodiesel blends to find the most effective for hydrogen engines; and Cambridge’s Pi Innovo is working on a retro-fit systems to improve the fuel economy of diesel engines.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .