The third in a series of free events exploring opportunities within Nottingham’s emerging clean technology sector takes place on Wednesday 17 February.
Sponsored by Nottingham City Council, the CleanTech Business Network is hosting six events this year to promote and support Nottingham’s clean tech economy.
The next event is showcasing a number of low carbon vehicles and discussing the latest technology and infrastructure developments in the UK and how Nottingham is leading the way in implementing low carbon transport. This event focuses on the transition which is already taking place from “early adopter” electric vehicles, to hybrids, followed by plug-in hybrids, mass-market electric vehicles and the greater use of hydrogen fuel cell electric and gas powered vehicles (known as Ultra Low Emission Vehicles or ULEVs).
The City Council is ambitious to make Nottingham the UK’s greenest transport city. The city already has the UK’s largest electric bus fleet – 45 in service now with an additional 13 fully electric buses on order. Nottingham was also successful in gaining £6.1m from the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) as one of four Go Ultra Low Cities to develop an electric vehicle charging infrastructure network, a city centre clean air zone and schemes to encourage the greater use of ULEVs to businesses and residents. Further OLEV bids are in the pipeline to fund electric bus charging technology, an electric taxi fleet and gas-powered buses (partnering Nottingham City Transport).
This event considers the different ULEV platforms available to be used and there will be presentations from the following organisations:-
- Hyundai which has recently launch the Hyundai ix35 – the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle. Central College is now Hyundai’s UK training centre for Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles maintenance and servicing
- Nottingham City Transport – on its plans to invest in 82 bio-gas double deckers to the fleet over the next three years
- ITM Power who manufactures integrated hydrogen energy solutions including the fuel stations of the future which will utilise renewable energy.
Nottingham City Council will give an update on Nottingham’s successful £6 million bid for Government funding for its Go Ultra Low City plans.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Growth, Jobs and Transport said: “Nottingham is establishing itself as the UK’s greenest transport city. Introducing low carbon and low emission transport options is a key part of this and the Council and many other organisations are working successfully towards this. The Clean Tech events are a great way of bringing like-minded organisations and people together to share ideas and get new ideas off the ground.”
Event organiser Neil Horsley of CleanTech Business Ltd, said: “Nottingham has long been one of the UK’s leading cities in relation to its transport and energy policies. This event offers a chance to hear from a number of local businesses and the City Council as to the economic and environmental benefits of moving towards the greater use of low emission vehicles, such as electric and plug-in hybrids, on our roads.”
The event is at Emtec College – Central College Nottingham in Ruddington Fields Business Park.
For a place at this event please register here Nottingham- Low Carbon Vehicles
The event is sponsored by Nottingham City Council and The D2N2 Growth Hub.
Future events will cover themes such as smart cities, local energy companies, innovation and energy from waste.
For further information about Clean Tech events contact:
CleanTech Business Ltd
Antenna Centre, Beck Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EQ
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site – www.cleantech-business.com
Mobile – 0797 279 7793 Landline +44(0) 115 9375423
For further information please contact Ruth Stallwood, Nottingham City Council Communications Team, on 0115 876 2900or by email at email@example.com