Rotherham expertise on show at low carbon vehicle event
(From Rotherham Business News)
Project partners from Rotherham working on pioneering research will showcase their work this week at Cenex LCV2013, the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event for showcasing new technology and networking.
Rotherham will be home to The Proving Factory, a £22m government-backed manufacturing initiative that will take low-carbon vehicle technologies designed by small high-tech British companies and university research departments and prove their viability in production to increase their chances of being adopted by major motor manufacturers. The event will also see Magnomatics, a Sheffield company specialising in the development of energy efficient technologies, named as the newest addition to The Proving Factory.
The Niche Vehicle Network will also be represented at the event where it will be showcasing the results of a number of R&D projects. This includes the £100,000 ELCOMAP (Environmentally friendly lightweight composite materials for aerodynamic body panels) project researching the potential alternatives to composite technologies currently in use such as carbon fibre and epoxy resin systems. The technology has the potential to revolutionise the production of low volume specialist components for high performance vehicles.
Project partners include a number of firms based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham – Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd, TEKS UK Ltd and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing.
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