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Department of Trade & Industry


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.
19-Sep-2006


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.
18-Jul-2006


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.
15-May-2006


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.
15-Jun-2005


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.
23-Dec-2004


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.
26-Apr-2004


Department of Trade & Industry is planning to set up a £8m Consumer Direct call centre in Camborne, with the creation of 57 jobs.
02-Feb-2004


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.
02-Dec-2003


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.
23-Oct-2003


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.
15-Jul-2003


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.
03-Jul-2003


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.
25-Jun-2003


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.
07-Apr-2003


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.
01-Apr-2003


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.
13-Mar-2003


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.
25-Feb-2003


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.
25-Nov-2002


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.
18-Nov-2002


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.
19-Jul-2002


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.
17-May-2002