£5.7million to Manchester for lighter cars project

February 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

The University of Manchester is to receive a £5.7million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to fund research into cheap, recyclable super-light alloys for building fuel-efficient cars, aircraft, trains and other forms of transport.  The LATEST2 programme (Light Alloys Towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport 2nd Generation) will run for five and a half years; partners include Jaguar-Land Rover, Rolls-Royce plc, Alcoa and Airbus. More here.

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