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The Department of Trade & Industry is seeking expressions of interest from the private sector to match its proposals for a £500m investment in the planned Energy Technologies Institute.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to invest £16m in the ASTRAEA programme aimed at ensuring the safe operation of unmanned aviation vehicles in civil airspace.
The Department of Trade & Industry is looking to reform the planning system to allow the development of up to ten new gas storage facilities, in order to improve the security of energy supplies.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to allocate £40m to support the development of cleaner electricity generation projects, including hydrogen, fuel cells and technologies to store greenhouse gases under the North Sea.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to set up a £15m research centre in Loughborough to study fuel cell and low carbon technologies, while a second centre will be established elsewhere to study transport system technologies.
The Department of Trade & Industry is planning to set up a research centre to develop alternatives to animal testing, and the Medical Research Council may be given a leading role in the project.
Department of Trade & Industry is planning to set up a £8m Consumer Direct call centre in Camborne, with the creation of 57 jobs.
The Department of Trade & Industry has awarded a £1.1m grant for the expansion of the Aberpergwm Colliery near Glynneath, with the creation of up to 78 jobs.
The Department of Trade & Industry has approved plans for the development of four offshore wind farms in the North Sea, including sites at Ingoldmells, Skegness, Cromer and Clacton.
The Department of Trade & Industry has announced plans for a major expansion of the offshore wind farm sector, and developers will be able to apply for licences in north Wales, Cumbria, the Wash and the Thames estuary.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to invest £90m in the commercialisation of nanotechnology over the next six years, and expects universities and industry to collaborate in their research.
The Department of Trade & Industry has announced plans to invest £15m in a new national training academy for the automotive sector, including a hub in the Midlands and nine regional centres throughout the country.
The Department of Trade & Industry has awarded a £0.5m grant to the Eccleshall Biomass farmers' co-operative to build a power station fuelled by elephant grass in Staffordshire, and a number of similar projects will receive funding elsewhere in the country.
The Department of Trade & Industry is planning to set up the headquarters of the new Nuclear Decommissioning Agency in Whitehaven, with the creation of about 200 jobs.
The Department of Trade & Industry has announced plans for a £30m biosciences facility at the Estuary Business Park on Merseyside, including three laboratories, one production plant and the creation of 1,000 jobs.
The Department of Trade & Industry has issued a White Paper to increase the use of renewable energy, including proposals to more than double the number of windfarms.
The Department of Trade & Industry has identified three priority areas for the development of offshore wind farms - the Wash in East Anglia, the Thames estuary and the coastlines of Lancashire and Cumbria.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to publish plans for the development of a major renewable energy industry in Scotland, with cables connecting wind farms and hydroelectric dams in northern Scotland to cities across the country.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to provide £5m of funding to encourage collaboration between the UK and US in biotechnology and medical research, which will help UK scientists find new partners and set up a training programme for the commercialisation of the research.
The Department of Trade & Industry has announced a £45m programme to boost the competitiveness of the car industry, including the development of an "automotive academy" to improve design expertise and production methods.