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Latest news

Join the UK Delegation to the Beijing EV100 Conference

  In January 2018 the Advanced Propulsion Centre and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for International Trade (DIT) will organise a Automotive Technology Mission to China. The mission will be centred around the EV100 conference on the 14th-15th January 2018 which is […]

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APC launches additional Core Competition

For 2018 the Advanced Propulsion Centre is increasing the number of core competitions it runs per year from two to three. After industry feedback, the APC  through 2018 will pilot a new year-long schedule of the three core competitions, so that organisations have the visibility of the APC’s funding calendar. This will enable organisations to […]

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A Week On From LCV 2017 – Ian Constance

Blog post by Ian Constance, CEO of the Advanced Propulsion Centre. Last week I attended the Low Carbon Vehicle show, at Millbrook Proving Ground, the tenth anniversary of the show. The event showcased the incredible work being done in the UK in the low carbon technology arena, and made me extremely proud to be working […]

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Latest events

Battery and Energy Storage Conference 2017

28/11/2017 - 29/11/2017 All Day

The Slate, University of Warwick

Decarbonisation, decentralisation and vehicle electrification are the pillars of a low carbon future. But in a society powered by storage, how do you differentiate between a multitude of storage technologies whilst building the business case for investment? How do you traverse new and existing regulations, differentiate your offering in an increasingly homogeneous market, and forge profitable partnerships?

The Battery and Energy Storage event will be addressing these challenges head-on. Featuring a combination of industry best practice, interactive discussions, tailored content and networking opportunities, this two-day event will unite stakeholders from the automotive and energy industries in promoting both a more sustainable future, with clear road maps to successful outcomes. Hear from industry leaders on cutting edge technology, establishing profitable new business models, and determining in the right solution for your project.

Key topics to be addressed – Electric Vehicles:

  • Stimulating the EV market from a policy perspective
  • Beyond Li-ion: Advances in next-generation battery materials
  • The battery race – which cell will win in the long-term?
  • Optimising battery performance and lifetime
  • Opportunities and challenges for modular battery design
  • Reducing size and weight of battery packs without impacting performance
  • Battery safety and simulation testing in real-life conditions
  • Second-life batteries: From liability to profit centre

Key topics to be addressed – Energy Systems:

  • Proving the business case for renewable energy storage
  • Tackling the technical and commercial challenges of connecting storage to the grid
  • EFR tenders – Deployment plans and how to monetise?
  • Behind the metre case studies: Solar battery power energising residential homes
  • Rolling out commercial-scale battery storage
  • Managing the grid impact of Electric Vehicles
  • Commercial models for realising the potential of the V2X market
  • The future potential of Virtual Power Plants and the Internet of Things

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy will be giving a keynote presentation at the conference.

Confirmed speakers also include representatives from: Renault, EirGrid, ENGIE, National Grid, Western Power Distribution, Vattenfall Wind Power, Scottish and Southern Electricity Network, E.ON, EDF, Toyota Motor Europe, EDF Energy Renewables, EDP Distribuição, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Open Energi, AVERE, The Carbon Trust, Innovate UK, University of Warwick, Innogy, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, and many others.

A number of complimentary passes are available for qualifying candidates (energy and transportation executives). To find out more, view the agenda and to register, please visit the official event website:

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APC 8 Launch Event

10/07/2017 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Advanced Propulsion Centre

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is holding a launch event on July 10th, 2017 for its latest grant funded core competition APC8 – Anchoring low carbon technology in the UK – accelerating sustainable change.

This event will take place in the National Propulsion Showcase at the APC Hub and always proves an extremely popular and beneficial event.

We appreciate you need to get the best out of the event, so we have broken down the day to allow you to come to as many as sessions as you like:

8.30 – 12.30 will consist of APC update, guest speakers from existing APC projects and information and advice on APC8 scope and application.

12.30 – 13.30 will be followed by a networking lunch.

13.30 – 15.30 provides an opportunity for 1:1 with the APC Business Development team and / or Funding Design Workshop to hear your valuable opinions.

The APC will also be issuing dates in the next few days for regional activities to support this launch and further workshops and clinics to aid consortia build their bids.

To register for the event, click here.

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FISITA PLUS: Exploring the future of mobility engineering

13/07/2017 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

County Hall

A one-day conference for mobility technologists and professionals

In 2017 FISITA will open its doors to a new audience with the launch of ‘FISITA PLUS’, created to support this engineering generation’s development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility. Registration for this exclusive event is now open.

The conference will be split into three sections and speakers will present under three headings: The Mobility Future; Artificial Intelligence and Mobility Technology and Propulsion of the Future.

The event hosts a variety of key figure speakers in the automotive industry, spanning from vehicle manufacturers, supply chain and government.

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