UK opens InTEGReL research centre in bid to develop zero carbon energy network

By Tom Wadlow
The UK’s Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has unveiled a £30mn (US$39.8mn) research centre designed to help develop a fully-integrated, zero carbon ene...

The UK’s Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has unveiled a £30mn (US$39.8mn) research centre designed to help develop a fully-integrated, zero carbon energy network.

Based in Gateshead, Newcastle, InTEGReL (Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory) is the first of its kind in the country and will seek to pool leading academic and engineering knowledge.

The teams will work to deliver breakthroughs in the decarbonisation of heat, energy storage and transport, the principal aim being to identify the most affordable and practical solution to moving customers onto low carbon, low cost energy.

RELATED STORIES:

Mark Horsley, CEO of NGN, said: “We are delighted to open InTEGReL which we see as another step forward in our work towards a zero carbon energy future. The site will bring together the best and brightest in this field and encourage the big thinking that is required if we are to secure, affordable, low carbon energy future.

The site will be operated in collaboration with Northern Powergrid and Newcastle University, in partnership with the EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration

Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, added: “The InTEGReL project demonstrates how the private sector – working with the UK’s world class higher education sector – can take a leading role in helping Britain reach our 2050 emission reduction target.”

Share

Featured Articles

Q&A: ENGIE Impact’s Exec MD for EMEA & APAC Mark Chadwick

Companies must look forward and devise strategies to decarbonise their operations. ENGIE Impact’s 2024 Net Zero report shares their ambitions vs. actions

Mercedes F1 Team first in motorsport to sign Climate Pledge

Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 have become the first motorsport team to sign The Climate Pledge, committing to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040

Onward: Shell Launches Trailblazing Global Climate Tech

Powered by Shell, Onward’s new advisory board includes executives from major global companies including Nike and XPRIZE to accelerate the energy transition

Bechtel & Westinghouse Unite for European Nuclear Power

Renewable Energy

Swedish Power Company Vattenfall Celebrates 115 years

Utilities

Amazon to use Half of Offshore Wind Farm’s Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy