Renewable Engine programme highlights ground-breaking achievements

INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN FOCUS AS RENEWABLE ENGINE PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS GROUND-BREAKING ACHIEVEMENTS Led by South West College, the Renewable Engine Programme has culminated in a showcase film demonstrating just some of the successes achieved by the programme over the course of its five-year lifetime.  The Renewable Engine Programme was supported with €6.1 million funding … Continued

Industry partner Platinum Tanks launch new product for renewables market

Supported by funding from the Renewable Engine programme delivered in collaboration with South West College, and Queen’s University Belfast, County Monaghan based Platinum Tanks have developed a new self-contained, solar power generator for agricultural use. The company based in Lough Egish employ more than 30 members of staff and supply the UK and Irish markets will an extensive range … Continued

Renewable Engine PhD student explores optimisation of Industry 4.0 technologies

Ellie Smith, a research student at Strathclyde University’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), has carried out research examining the use of Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing and energy industries. The research was carried out as part of Renewable Engine, a €6.1 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border research and innovation programme led by South West … Continued

Renewable Engine wins prize at 2021 Green Gown Awards

Renewable Engine, a €6.1M EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border Research and Innovation programme, led by South West College has been announced as the winner of the Research with Impact prize at the 2021 Green Gown Awards. Since the programme’s launch in January 2017, Renewable Engine, a cross border research and innovation project has facilitated direct knowledge transfer, technology development … Continued

PhD research dissemination continues at ICMAC event

The International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites (ICMAC) relaunched in October 2021. Renewable Engine student David Castellanos was invited to present, joining 50 other participants from the manufacturing industry and academic sector. The programme covered a range of hub projects and provided partners with the opportunity to highlight progress on their research to date, showcasing project outputs. … Continued

Renewable Engine Student presents at pre-COP26 Researchers Event

Renewable Engine Student Charlie Farrell was invited to present recently at an Early Career Researchers (ECR) online event. Charlie joined over 70 delegates and speakers from institutions such as University of Cambridge, University of Manchester, London South Bank University, Cranfield University and University of Sheffield for the special event titled ‘Highlight Opportunities to Tackle COP26 … Continued

Renewable Engine Supports Robot Cell Official Opening

Supported by funding from Renewable Engine, Queen’s University Belfast have recently installed an Advanced Rotational Moulding Automation Cell (ARMAC). This was officially opened by Professor Chris Johnston, Pro Vice Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences, on Tuesday 23rd March 2021.   The total investment in ARMAC and its cutting-edge technology is in the region of £350,000; with the Renewable … Continued

ESAI Postgraduate Researcher of the Year: Seán O’Connor

Seán O’Connor (Renewable Engine PhD Researcher, working alongside Organic Power Ltd) has received the Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI) “Postgraduate Researcher of the Year award 2020”. Seán’s work will be showcased at the annual ESAI Environ conference set to be held virtually on 16th– 18th June 2021. Seán is in the final stage of … Continued


The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Republic of Ireland).
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