Multi-institutional Collaborative for RES Research & Innovation
Topic of the practice
Low Carbon Research Institute
Good Practice Information
The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) is a multi-disciplinary research collaboration that contributes to the Welsh Government’s ambitions to create a low carbon, high-growth economy. It involves universities, business and government. Funded by EU Structural Funds and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the LCRI supports the Welsh energy sector by providing a strategic and co-ordinated approach for industrial energy research, with the aim of establishing Wales as an international leader in low-carbon research. Priorities for research include: low-carbon built environment; large-scale power generation; bioenergy; solar PV; hydrogen technologies; and marine energy. LCRI's work is intended to include industry as well as reflecting the aims and aspirations of the Welsh Government's energy policy.
Evidence of success
Five of the research projects in the EU Convergence (Energy) Programme for Wales have been developed with support from industry leaders in the sector. All industries recruited to any of these projects can also receive free environmental sustainability support from the LCRI team. LCRI is helping to support renewables innovation that fits with the renewables aspirations and targets of the Welsh Government.
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