Actuation Lab joins the fight for a net-zero future

The UK has pledged to reach Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050. Actuation Lab are fully on board with the programme and pledge to do our bit to achieve that goal as we scale. We are pleased to announce that we have just been awarded an SBRI Sustainable Innovation Fund project, funded by Innovate UK. This project is supported by Bristol Water and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre. This project will see our team assess how we can utilise our technology to reduce greenhouse gas leaks (fugitive emissions) on gas distribution networks and reduce energy used in pumping in the utilities sector.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £191 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund over the next two years. The aim of these competitions is to help all sectors of the UK rebuild after the effects of COVID-19.

The Sustainable Innovation Fund is funding 1,103 projects, 1,069 UK businesses and totalling over £130 million in support across the UK.

Innovate UK Executive Chair Dr Ian Campbell said:

“In these difficult times we have seen the best of British business innovation. The pandemic is not just a health emergency but one that impacts society and the economy.

Actuation Lab’s project developing net-zero flow control solutions, along with every initiative Innovate UK has supported through this fund, is an important step forward in driving sustainable economic development. Each one is also helping to realise the ambitions of hard-working people.”