Press release: Welsh projects given the green light to develop the latest battery technology for electric vehicles

first_imgIn the latest round of grants to be announced through the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, Deregallera Ltd and Tri-Wall Europe Limited have been allocated a share of £1.4 million to develop the latest battery technologies.This new allocation will enable the creation of more highly-skilled, well-paid jobs across the country, boosting the economy and cementing Wales’ reputation for innovation excellence.The fund forms part of the UK Government’s drive to maintain Britain’s place at the forefront of new technologies and emerging markets, through its modern Industrial Strategy.Bringing together world-leading academia and businesses to accelerate the research needed to develop the latest electric car battery technologies, the Faraday Battery Challenge is a crucial part of the UK’s move towards a net zero emissions economy.Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns said: ENDSNotes to editors The Faraday Battery Challenge brings together the UK’s world-class expertise across research and industry to deliver battery technologies that will power the vehicles of the future. The projects announced today emphasise how this collective expertise is being brought to bear on the biggest challenges facing the development of next-generation electric car batteries, from their power source and performance to safety and manufacturing. The Industrial Strategy is a vital part of the UK Government’s plan to support sustainable green growth, creating opportunities and jobs in every corner of the UK. This latest round of funding allocated to Wales in the Faraday Battery Challenge demonstrates the UK Government’s commitment to driving forward Welsh innovation and research. Investing in a greener future is a top priority for the UK Government and I look forward to seeing how the selected recipients maximise on the £1.4 million to put Wales at the forefront of green innovation.center_img The £23 million announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark forms part of the total £274 million that will be awarded to consortia across the UK through the Faraday Battery Challenge.UK Research and Innovation Chief Executive, Professor Sir Mark Walport, said: Caerphilly-based Deregallera is developing a new hybrid energy storage system to extend the life of an electric vehicle battery by 50%. Tri-Wall Europe is based in Monmouth. Other projects that were granted funding are listed. The ISCF is delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new body which works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. The Faraday Battery Challenge is a £274 million government investment into battery technology through the Industrial Strategy. It will develop safe, cost effective, durable, lighter weight, higher performing and recyclable batteries in the UK which will power the next generation of electric vehicles. As a key part of the UK government’s modern Industrial Strategy, the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge was announced in 2017 to encourage and support extraordinary innovation in UK engineering and technology, making the UK a world leader within the transport industries. This includes facilitating profound changes in transport technologies and business models, to make the movement of people, goods and services across the nation greener, safer, easier and more reliable.last_img read more

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Rotech Wins Harbor Clearance Contract

first_imgRotech Subsea Ltd. has won a significant harbor clearance work scope and are set to deploy a new RS1 excavation tool which has been specially adapted to meet demand from port authorities.Based on the subsea innovator’s high pressure RS1 excavator, the evolved tool has been adapted in-house by Rotech Engineering for excavating difficult to access areas, such as underneath pontoons or piers. The modifications were carried out by the Aberdeen group’s on-site fabrication unit, Rotech Fabrication.“We are delighted to mobilize our new RS1 tool on this harbor clearance scope,” said Rotech’s Director of Subsea, Steve Cochrane. “We have been in dialogue with a number of key Port Authorities recently and our in-house Engineering and Fabrication division have subsequently developed, built and tuned a tool to meets their requirements.”“It’s a great example of the flexibility of the RS design,” added Cochrane. “But also a great demonstration of the group’s ability to work closely with clients to produce bespoke tools to meet their subsea needs.”According to Rotech, the RS1 will mobilize for the undisclosed UK Port Authority client in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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Stephen Keshi sacked as Nigeria football coach

first_imgStephen Keshi has been sacked as coach of Nigeria and replaced by Shaibu AmoduStephen Keshi has been sacked as the coach of Nigeria’s national team the Super Eagles.The Nigeria Football Federation’s disciplinary Committee took the decision on Saturday, following investigations into why he applied for the Côte d’Ivoire job, when he was secured in his job as the Super Eagles head coach.The 53-year-old was fired on Saturday night for breach of contract. he had two years left on his deal with the Nigeria Football Federation. Keshi was into his second spell as the Super Eagles coach, after holding the reigns from 2011.He won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles, but has been on a battle lane with the federation since then.last_img

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Thurles set sights on Munster after claiming county crown

first_imgThey secured victory over Nenagh Eire Og – with just a point seperating the sides at full time – to set up an encounter with Limerick champions Na Pairsaigh next Sunday week .Man of the Match Stephen Cahill said they were happy to win the county but the focus now has to move outside of TippMeanwhile, Clonakenny were crowned county Intermediate champions defeating Thurles Sarsfields in the opener at Semple Stadium on Sunday John Costigan put in a man of the match performance for the black and amber brigade who now progress in the Munster championship.Clonakenny captain Bobby Bergin said it was tremendous for the people of his parish to win a county title, but they had to dig deep to win itlast_img

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NHL playoffs 2019: Sharks’ Martin Jones sets team record in win over Golden Knights

first_imgJones set a team record for saves in a playoff game (58), and San Jose bested Vegas 2-1 in double overtime to force Game 7.Martin Jones made 58 saves to set a Sharks franchise record in the postseason for most saves in a game, besting the 56 set by Wade Flaherty (5/19/95 in 2OT at CGY; 5-4 W) #SJSharks— San Jose Sharks PR (@SanJoseSharksPR) 22 April 2019Jones eclipsed Wade Flaherty’s 56-save performance from May 19, 1995, which also came in double overtime to beat the Flames.Every Sharks player doesn’t just owe Martin Jones a beer. They owe him a keg. (via @NatStatTrick) pic.twitter.com/8BjI9FLzuY— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) 22 April 2019The Sharks will lean on Jones to keep their season alive and advance to the conference semifinals. The win-or-go-home Game 7 against the Golden Knights is scheduled for Tuesday night (10 p.m. ET). He returned to form in Game 5 and made 30 saves on 32 shots as the Sharks bounced back with a 5-2 win. Sunday night’s Game 6 proved to be Jones’ biggest test to date, and the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion rose to the occasion. The Sharks seem to live and die at the hands of goaltender Martin Jones. After saving 24 of 26 shots in the Sharks’ Game 1 victory over the Golden Knights, Jones put together the worst three-game stretch imaginable.Jones followed up his strong Game 1 performance by allowing three goals in the first seven minutes of Game 2 and being replaced between the pipes by Aaron Dell. Jones lasted all 60 minutes of Game 3 but saw six shots get past him. He was sent to the bench again in Game 4 after Vegas netted two goals in the first period, and San Jose fell behind 3-1 in the first-round series. last_img read more

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