Keep up with the latest news from AI for Net Zero
First AI for Net Zero Project Advisory Board Meeting
On 26 September 2023, the AI for Net Zero project team gathered in the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London to host the first Advisory Board meeting. We were joined by our Advisory Board, made up of representatives from our industrial partners and the UK Government. The investigators gave presentations on their work packages which sparked some excellent discussions, drawing out challenges, opportunities and synergies with the Government and industry thinking. We discussed many areas including the state of preparedness for hydrogen fuel in the aviation industry, the challenges of obtaining wind farm data, promoting the advantages of digital twins in industry, conditions for vehicle wind tunnel experiments and the added value that including policy brings to AI for Net Zero.
The next Advisory Board meeting will be held in April 2024 in Oxford.
Environmental Audit Committee Evidence paper ‘Sustainable Electrification of the UK Economy’
In June 2023, AI for Net Zero submitted an evidence paper to the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee’s call for evidence entitled ‘Enabling sustainable electrification of the UK economy’. The Inquiry aimed to examine the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing use of electricity to power the economy of Net Zero Britain. Our evidence paper detailed how AI for Net Zero, in particular our work on wind farms and real time control systems, will contribute to the sustainable electrification of the UK economy.
AI for Net Zero awarded funding to help the UK’s energy and transport sectors achieve carbon net zero
The AI for Net Zero project ‘Real-time digital optimisation and decision making for energy and transport systems’, a collaboration between Imperial College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, received the good news that it had been successful in its bid for funding. Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Chloe Smith MP, announced the successful projects for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding as part of a £54 million government investment to develop trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI) research.
Dr Georgios Rigas attended Evidence Week 2022
Dr Georgios Rigas attended Evidence Week 2022 and briefed MPs on how Imperial's aerodynamics research will improve future road and air vehicle designs. Dr Rigas’s research was featured in one ‘pod’ of the Evidence Week 2022 exhibition where he spoke to MPs and policy makers about the huge savings that better aerodynamic design will mean for vehicles – both in terms of savings on fuel costs, and on the associated reductions in harmful emissions.