The next generation energy (Next-Gen) industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and business models emerging all the time. This industry is driven by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the growing demand for energy worldwide. Next-Gen covers all forms of energy production, storage, and distribution, including fossil fuels, nuclear power, fuel cells, hydrogen technology and renewable energy.
Some of the key stakeholders in the Next-Gen Industry include:
- Renewable energy project developers and operators
- Battery storage manufacturers
- Electric vehicle manufacturers
- Smart grid technology providers
- Energy efficiency and demand response companies
Next generation energy industry research in the UK and Europe is focused on developing new technologies and solutions that can help to decarbonise the energy sector and meet the growing demand for clean energy.
Below are examples of the many partnerships in the UK and Europe that are focused on next generation energy industry research. These partnerships play a vital role in developing the technologies and solutions needed to transition to a clean energy future. They allow access to expertise and technology, testing facilities, and joint funding to accelerate the commercialisation of the solutions and support the training of future energy leaders.
The Next-Gen energy industry is an exciting one to be involved in and PI-KEM’s Energy Research and Material Processing Team are available to support researchers on small through to large scale projects ensuring they have the materials and equipment most suitable for the work they are looking to complete.