The first truly embedded cross-disciplinary energy research hub in the UK

About ERA

Tackling some of the biggest energy challenges

The Energy Research Accelerator draws on the expertise and world-class facilities of  the Midlands Innovation group of universities – Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick, plus the British Geological Survey. 

We are funded by Innovate UK, with match funding and support supplied by a range of industrial partners who are working with us on a range of projects across the Midlands.

Fossil fuels are responsible for

35.6 billion tonnes

of COemissions

Atmospheric CO2 is now 409ppm

up 40%

from the start of the industrial revolution

30 million acres of forests are lost each year, resulting in

1.5bn tonnes of CO2

being released into the atmosphere


The purpose of the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is to work with UK government, industry and the higher education sector to undertake innovative research, develop the next generation of energy leaders, and demonstrate low carbon technologies that help shape the future of the UK’s energy landscape.

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