£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.