Monday 22 June 2020

Shortlist of finalists announced for sustainable engineering innovations

Shortlist of finalists announced for sustainable engineering innovations

This year's finalists for the MacRobert Award, which celebrates British engineering innovations for a sustainable society have been announced by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The shortlist represents 'world firsts in UK engineering' who are contributing to the green revolution in motoring, construction and shipping.

The first finalist is Jaguar Land Rover for developing the 'world’s first premium battery-electric sports utility vehicle' (SUV), the innovations of which include a new approach in the battery, thermal management and e-motor technology.

Scotland-based Babcock’s Liquid Gas Equipment business is also among the three finalists for developing a technology to improve the efficiency of transporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) around the world.

Bulldozer makers, JCB have also been selected for developing and manufacturing the 'world’s first volume-produced fully electric excavator' with zero exhaust emissions.

Professor Richard Friend FREng FRS, Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award judging panel, said: ”UK engineers are influential agents of change, and our shortlist represents the transformative impact that their innovations are having on a global scale.

”It is a testament to the strength and experience of our UK engineering community, a sector which contributes 25% to the UK’s economy."

The winning team will be announced in July and receive a gold medal and a £50k cash prize.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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