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Welcome to the Science City Energy Efficiency Project


Latest project news:

30th March 2011: NOW LAUNCHED! - Science City cold climate transient engine test facility and future fuels laboratory, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham. Press release here.

8th February 2011: NOW LAUNCHED! - Science City Vehicle Energy Facility for advanced hybrid electric powertrain research launched! Press release here. Or why not watch the webinar with a virtual tour of the facility here ? You can download WEBEX player here. 

Find the Science City Energy Efficiency project at these EXHIBITIONS in 2011: 

30th August - 1st September EPE'11 "ECCE Europe Power Electronics and Adjustable Speed Drives: Towards the 20-20-20 Target" - Stand 39

8th September 2011: CENEX LCV2011, Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby, Northants - Stand X3

13-14th September 2011: The Energy Event, NEC, UK. Stands 2800 and 2704



Need product testing and verification, a top-class research partner or just a little bit of problem-solving?

We work with many business and industrial partners, small and large, through a dedicated business engagement manager.

Find out how we can help your business and what our business and industrial partners say about us. Click here.

Launch of the Highly Transient Cold Climate Engine/Powertrain Testing RigThis project, funded by advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund, involves a £9.5m capital investment in research infrastructure relating to the development and demonstration of energy efficient technologies. The new facilities and equipment can be accessed by any interested academics and businesses. The investment aims to develop and promote a regional hub for academic and industrial expertise in energy efficiency and demand reduction as part of the Government’s mission to achieve a strong knowledge-based economy.

The project comprises 10 workstreams (listed in the navigation bar to your left) spanning the Universities for Warwick and Birmingham which fit within the following themes:

  • Electricity, Efficiency of Energy Conversion and Power Distribution 
  • Efficient Fuel Combustion for Transport and Power
  • Hybrid Electric Powertrain Technology
  • Sustainable Thermal Technology & Buildings
  • Energy Policy

For the latest on Project activities, visit our NEWS page.


Click here for further information about the project or contact:

Andrew Todd, Project Manager: T. +44 (0) 247 657 5483; E.

Dr Sam Hardy, Business Engagement Manager: T. +44 (0) 247 7657 5497; E.

An overarching brochure about the facilities and expertise available within the Science City Energy Futures theme is available Energy Futures brochure(PDF Document)

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Exhibiting at Sustainability Live!

Exhibiting at Engine Expo, Germany.

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Large solar simulator

Silicon carbide semiconductor development