In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology
In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology
In Conversation | Growth of the North East as a hub for battery technology

By Prof. Colin Herron, The Faraday Institution, North East Battery Alliance, Zero Carbon Futures, and Newcastle University  Prof. Colin Herron has over 48 years automotive industry experience including 16 years with Nissan in Sunderland. Currently, he is Head of the Faraday Institution Office North East (FINE) and the North East Battery Alliance (NEBA).   He works […]

Two North East locations shortlisted for Rolls-Royce SMR first factory
Two North East locations shortlisted for Rolls-Royce SMR first factory
Two North East locations shortlisted for Rolls-Royce SMR first factory

Rolls-Royce SMR has announced a list of potential locations for its first factory. This is the first of three factories and will manufacture the ‘heavy vessels’ for its Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power station. This is the largest and most complex facility, therefore, it is important to take decisions early to enable its deployment. Once […]

JDR’s £130m sub-sea cable facility in Cambois, Northumberland on track for construction to start summer 2022
JDR’s £130m sub-sea cable facility in Cambois, Northumberland on track for construction to start summer 2022
JDR’s £130m sub-sea cable facility in Cambois, Northumberland on track for construction to start summer 2022

JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has reached final agreement under the UK government’s Offshore Wind Manufacturing Scheme (OWMIS) on financial support for its new state-of-the-art subsea cable manufacturing facility in Cambois, near Blyth, Northumberland. The agreement means JDR is on track to begin construction in summer […]

North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot
North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot
North East based consortium successfully completes UK’s first autonomous HGV pilot

The pioneering 5G Connected and Automated Logistics (5G CAL) pilot has succeeded in its mission to prove the potential of next generation technology in overcoming barriers for a more efficient future for last mile logistics. Becoming the first in the UK to prove the delivery of zero emission automated logistics, the 5G CAL pilot is […]

Britishvolt signs collaboration agreements to power up the UK’s battery skills agenda
Britishvolt signs collaboration agreements to power up the UK’s battery skills agenda
Britishvolt signs collaboration agreements to power up the UK’s battery skills agenda

Northumberland College, part of Education Partnership North East, has signed a groundbreaking apprenticeship agreement with battery pioneer Britishvolt to provide skills training to some of the 3,000 people who will work at the company’s huge new gigaplant.  Work has already started on the Britishvolt site at Cambois, turning former coal yards at the old Blyth […]

EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation
EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation
EV specialists, Turntide Technologies secures funding to further scale its North East operation

Turntide Technologies, a developer of breakthrough electrification and sustainable operations technologies, has announced it has secured $80 million in equity funding, valuing the company over $1 billion, making it one of a handful of climate tech companies to achieve unicorn status in the first half of 2022. The funding will enable the company, which has […]

North East Design experts, Rediviva, create on-street EV charging solution
North East Design experts, Rediviva, create on-street EV charging solution
North East Design experts, Rediviva, create on-street EV charging solution

Rediviva , a North East company has created an innovative on-street electric vehicle charging solution, following a record-breaking year for EV car sales. Rediviva Ltd, a research, design and development company, explores alternative technology that will lead to cleaner energy and a low carbon future, including charging solutions to increase the adoption of zero emission […]

Trials of UK’s first zero emission automated logistics HGV taking place in the North East
Trials of UK’s first zero emission automated logistics HGV taking place in the North East
Trials of UK’s first zero emission automated logistics HGV taking place in the North East

The revolutionary 5G Connected and Automated Logistics (CAL) project progresses with autonomous driving testing of the UK’s first automated 40 tonne truck, powered by 5G, at Vantec in Sunderland. Following the announcement of the onboarding of Terberg as a partner earlier this year, and the arrival of the updated autonomous and electric tractor unit in […]