The UK government has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050.
To achieve this, businesses and universities will need to work closely together in order to undertake research, development, and demonstration which will lead to new solutions and reduce the costs of low carbon energy.
By investing in new facilities and bringing together the expertise and resources of six leading universities and the British Geological Survey, the Energy Research Accelerator enables industry to work with academia to develop solutions to the energy challenges facing the world today.
Supporting your R&D
Our partners have facilities and expertise to support you with research in:
Access to unrivalled facilities
ERA has invested millions of pounds into state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, providing new opportunities for businesses to undertake small or large scale testing, product development, modelling, and undertaking large scale demonstrators to prove concepts in real world environments.
This is a list of all of the facilities funded by the Energy Research Accelerator. If you are interested in more information about any of them please contact us.
Compression and Expansion
|Factory In a Box
Glazing and Solar Lab
|Hot and Cold Thermal
|Battery and second Life
|Hybrid Cryogenic Engine
|New Cell Chemistries,
Electrolytes and Materials
|Battery Cell Manufacturing
(cylindrical and pouch)
|Hydrogen Systems Test Bed||Solid Loop Adsorber|
|Battery Materials Laboratory||Hydro-Thermal
Carbonisation Rig (CPL
|British Geological Survey –
Geoenergy Test Bed
|Integrated Energy Storage
Testing and Validation
|Thermal Belt Demonstrator|
|Hardware in the Loop
|Latent Heat Energy Storage
Demonstrator (Trent Basin)
Providing world class research expertise
With impressive, modern facilities and a wide breadth of academic interests, ERA’s partners are able to offer businesses research expertise in a multitude of areas in energy, ranging from technologies in energy transformation to storage through to supporting the development of solutions for energy integration and end use applications.
Developing future energy leaders
These are challenging times, the global business landscape is being reshaped and rebuilt, particularly in the energy sector. Any business is only as good as its people and that is why ERA is investing in the next generation of energy leaders. Our doctoral training programme provides an opportunity for talented researchers to work with industrial specialists to develop novel ideas and provide practical solutions to global energy issues.
Business networking opportunities
We run a number of free events which bring together people with an interest in specific technologies and opportunities. On occasions we also bring businesses together to make a joint bid for government funding for energy projects.
Access to international markets
We work with partners across the world. We can help you to establish links with businesses, universities and government organisations in overseas markets.
To find out more about our services to business, contact our Marketing Manager, Nick King. Email: Nick.King@era.ac.uk