The government has pledged £45m to support new partnerships between Rolls-Royce and universities around the UK that will develop more fuel-efficient, lower-carbon aero engines.
The Technology Strategy Board will oversee the research projects, which include: developing lighter fans that reduce fuel consumption; simulation technology for virtual engineering; and new, affordable high temperature alloys to improve fuel efficiency.
The research programmes will be funded by Strategic Investment in Low Carbon Engine Technology (SILOET).
Rolls-Royce will be partnering with the following universities: Birmingham; Bristol; Cambridge; Imperial College London; Loughborough; Nottingham; Oxford; Southampton; Surrey; Swansea.
Added the 10 February 2010 in category Company News