Registrations for the latest APC grant funding competition ‘APC4 Driving UK Capability and Economic Impact through Low Carbon Propulsion Technologies’ close today. Applicants who have already registered now have until 1 July to submit their application.
Previous winner, the GKN Gyrodrive project shown above in the National Propulsion Showcase, was a successful candidate for APC grant funding in 2014 . The programme is now underway developing the technology that will reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%. The GKN Hybrid Power system uses regenerate braking energy on city buses with a high speed flywheel originally developed for Le Mans Prototypes using KERS technology. The APC grant funding is enabling GKN to transform this into production, reducing CO2 emissions and in the process securing and creating UK jobs.
Project consortia who have registered for the APC4 competition are now completing their applications for the current grant funding round. The competition has up to £60 million currently available to support low carbon advanced propulsion projects worth more than £120 million.
The competition opened on the 5th May 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.
To find out more about APC’s latest funding competition, click here.