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LowCVP News - 30 August 2013 Issue 108

LowCVP at LCV 2013: 'Meet the University', sign up for LCAD and join the Partnership!

The LowCVP will be exhibiting at next week's Low Carbon Vehicles Event, the UK's largest low carbon automotive trade event. The LowCVP is co-hosting a 'Meet the Universities' reception at LCV - which takes place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 4-5 September - and will also be promoting registration to the new on-line Low Carbon Automotive Directory. Moreover, prospective members interested in joining the LowCVP will be able to benefit from a 20% discount on membership fees by registering to join at the LowCVP stand at the Show.

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Policy Developments

Government launches £10m prize to encourage ULEVs development

The Government has announced a new £10 million prize to encourage the development of the next generation of ultra-low emission cars. The prize will be awarded for technological developments which will enable ultra-low emission vehicles to achieve the same range and running time as conventionally fuelled vehicles without needing to stop or burn fossil fuels.

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Government commits £25m capital funding to encourage waste-to-fuel advanced biofuels

The Department for Transport has announced £25 million of capital funding to enable the construction of demonstration-scale waste to fuel and other advanced biofuel plants in the UK. The money will support significant private sector investment in one or more demonstration-scale advanced biofuel plants in order to drive the development of the UK’s biofuel industry.

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Government announces winning bids for £37m funding to support recharging infrastructure

The Government has announced the winning bids for the first round of funding, worth £37m, to subsidise the cost of installing infrastructure for recharging electric vehicles.  NHS trusts, local authorities and train operators will now be able to install charging points for electric vehicles on their property and on town and city streets at 25% of the full cost, while the Government will provide the other 75%.

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LowCVP News

LowCVP to co-host 'Meet the University' reception at LCV (Sept 4) to aid collaboration with industry, SMEs, trade bodies

LowCVP and UKTI are to host a first “Meet the University” reception at LCV2013. The networking reception, which will take place on the 4th September 2013 between 5pm and 6:30pm, will be held in Hall 2. It aims to provide an ideal opportunity for UK university representatives to meet with industry participants, including overseas visitors, UK SMEs, as well as UKTI overseas officers.

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Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2013 - registration closes Monday 2 September, 5pm
4th Sep 2013

Now in its 6th year, LCV is one of the UK's leading, national low carbon vehicle events featuring a major exhibition (including ride and drive opportunities), conferences, seminars, networking and other activities. The LowCVP will be exhibiting and otherwise playing an active role at the event including promoting the Low Carbon Automotive Directory supported by the Dept for Business and UKTI.

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GreenFleet Scotland Event
5th Sep 2013

GreenFleet Scotland, in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, is the only event for Scottish fleet managers and heads of transport seeking to manage their fleets more efficiently, reduce fuel and running costs, and save money. 2013 promises a significant gathering of low and zero emission vehicles, available for test drive. A number of electric vehicles will also be making their first appearance at a Scottish event.

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Maximising Machine Efficiency for Off Highway
17th Sep 2013

Rising fuel cost, limited renewable energy and anticipated future legislation on fuel economy is demanding a continuous reduction of fuel consumption and improved fuel economy for off highway engine applications. This international seminar will bring speakers from a number of European companies together to examine the latest technological advances that can improve whole vehicle efficiency for the power generation, construction and agricultural sectors.

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Developments in Electric Vehicles - NB EVENT CANCELLED
3rd Oct 2013

Organised by the Society of Chemical Industry's (SCI) Science and Enterprise Group, this is the first in a series of SCI events to explore solutions for electrification of transportation. Speakers include Dame Professor Julia King, Ian Allen of Vauxhall and John Lowes of Zero Carbon Futures. Delegate rates for the event are discounted for members of the LowCVP. THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. (Please contact organisers for more details.)

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LowCVP - other future activities

Bus Working Group, 10 September, Manchester. On the agenda: Low carbon bus roadmap; Barriers and opportunities to expanding the low carbon bus market; Opportunities for CO2 reduction in the minibus market
Passenger Car Working Group, 19 September, London. On the agenda: Low carbon van project; Dealer car labelling survey project; Revision of marketing best practice guidelines
Fuels Working Group, 3 October, (Venue tbc). On the agenda: Future fuels roadmap; scenarios for meeting the RED; Progress on E10 fuel.
Innovation Working Group, 10 October, Loughborough University. On the agenda: SME toolkit review; Low Carbon Automotive Directory; Technology Challenge 2013; 'L' category vehicles.
Members Council,17 October,London.
LowCVP Board, 31 October, London.

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News in Brief

LibDems propose ban on all but ultra-low emission cars after 2040 (Fleet News link)
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Government publishes latest biofuels statistics in Low Carbon Fuel Newsletter (LCF Newsletter download page link)
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Biofuels technical breakthrough raises hopes of supply from non-food and woody crops (Energy Live News link)
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First Centre to promote US-EU electric mobility inter-operability standards inaugurated near Chicago (Europa news link)
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BMW announces investment in Chargemaster Plc - UK's leading provider of EV infrastructure (BMW news link)
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Volvo in link-up with British Gas to offer free charging pack for V60 plug-in hybrid customers (Fleet News link)
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Feebates can be effective policy option to encourage low carbon transport (Science for Environment Policy - EC Journal article download link)
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Nottingham University invests in new hydrogen van (Nottingham University press release)
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Ogilvie Fleet launches carbon reporting system automatic carbon cap on company car choice lists and projects future company carbon footprint (Fleet News link)
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Milton Keynes residents to receive subsidised electric cars as part of innovative Thinking Energy trial (E.ON press release)
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Beijing plans to buy 3155 LNG buses to cut city emissions (Beijing Daily news link)
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Nissan and Ecotricity expand UK rapid charging network to 97 (EDIE news link)
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Sewage-powered biofuels from algae plant announces first 'crop' in south Spain (Tech Investor News link)
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Defra publishes Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan: Annual Report 2012 to 2013 (Government news link)
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Energy Saving Trust launches plug-in vehicles online forum (EST press release)
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