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Are you a Low Carbon Champion?

The UK’s best low carbon innovation is being celebrated once again at the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards in September. This year the APC is supporting the Low Carbon Innovation by an SME category and entries are invited NOW with a closing date of Wednesday 27 May.

There is no cost to enter the Awards and shortlisted nominations will receive a complimentary place for a representative at the LCV2015 dinner on Wednesday, 9 September 2015. The Awards are to be presented at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes at the MK Dons Stadium.

The Champions Awards, which were established in 2010, are designed to identify and promote examples of outstanding and innovative practice in accelerating the shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and reducing road transport emissions.

The awards have received accreditation for sustainable development award schemes by the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA). Therefore the winners of the different categories will be eligible to go forward to represent the UK or Ireland in the European Business Awards for the Environment.

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is proud to support the LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards as it supports the APC’s vision to position the UK as a global centre for low carbon powertrain development and production.

The 2014 winner of this Award category was Celtic Renewables Ltd 

News of the awards follows hot on the heels of the APC opening the latest grant funding competition with up to £60 million available in collaborative funding for low carbon advanced propulsion projects worth more than £120 million.

The competition is called ‘APC4 Driving UK Capability and Economic Impact through Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies’ for projects which are collaborative and business-led and include a vehicle manufacturer or a tier 1 supplier and an SME partner. They must also develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicle propulsion technology. The competition will fund the development of on-vehicle technologies for either on-road or off-highway vehicles.

Consortia must have a clear, demonstrable route to production, and line of sight to market, involving at least one vehicle manufacturer and/or a tier 1 supplier and at least one SME partner.