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

€350k grant funding awarded to Renewable Engine Industry Partners

Through engagement and partnership with the Renewable Engine programme, enterprises ranging from micro-SMEs to large multinationals have had the opportunity to apply for technology development grant funding, in order to bridge the gap between research and technological innovation within industry. 5 enterprises have successfully secured technology development grant funding through the Renewable Engine programme; Soltropy, … Continued

Renewable Engine PhD Researcher Trialling AR Technology for Cobot Assembly

Eleanor Smith, PhD Researcher at the University of Strathclyde, is continuing work on her project entitled “Industry 4.0 & Augmenting the Millennial Worker”, investigating how traditional paper-based instructions and procedures for assembly tasks can be replaced with Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Working closely with her industry partner, Booth Welsh, Ellie has been conducting socially distant … Continued

Renewable Engine ISG members lead the way in Skills Development for Hydrogen Safety

Members of the Renewable Engine International Stakeholder Group (ISG) have formed a partnership to successfully secure an EU-funded Erasmus+ project, HySkills. The ISG consists of international experts from across industry and academia within the Renewable Energy sector that provide top-level strategic direction to the Renewable Engine programme, while also identifying opportunities for exploitation. HySkills aims … Continued

3rd Renewable Engine Research Colloquium

The Renewable Engine team met virtually in November for the third and final Research Colloquium with participation from all PhD students within the four research partners; South West College, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Strathclyde and Institute of Technology Sligo. Instead of the standard “research progress” presentations, the PhD students were pitted against each other … Continued

Meet our Researchers: Maria Damaskou

This is Maria Damaskou, PhD student with the Renewable Engine Project. She has given an account of her experience as a PhD student with both South West College and the University of Strathclyde: “At home in Greece, I completed an MEng in Electrical & Computer Engineering which led me to embrace the importance of energy … Continued

Meet our Researchers: Mansoureh Khaljani

This is Mansoureh, PhD student with the Renewable Engine Project. She has given an account of her experience as a PhD student at South West College: “My background is in Mechanical Engineering and after my Master’s degree, I decided to broaden my knowledge by working with a highly prestigious international research group. So I started … 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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We are delighted to hear that the hard work & dedication of the #EUFunded, #INTERREGVA @renewableeng project is being recognised. As lead partner, @swccollege has been nominated for the prestigious @greengowns award.

Congratulations to everyone involved. https://twitter.com/renewableeng/status/1428006013702135811

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South West College nominated for prestigious @greengowns award through the work of Renewable Engine:

https://www.renewableengine.co.uk/south-west-colleges-renewable-engine-programme-shortlisted-for-prestigious-green-gown-research-award/

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