Cenex partners low carbon project

Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – has been selected as a partner in the SEEV4-City project part funded by the Interreg North Sea Region Programme.

The SEEV4-City project aims to support the transition to a low carbon economy in European Cities, by combining electric transport, renewable energy and smart energy management. It is an innovative programme to explore the use of electric vehicles (EVs) to support energy infrastructure through vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging, and by using EV batteries as short term storage for renewable energy.

Working with 13 partners across the continent, Cenex will lead the coordination of the SEEV4-City operational pilots in five European cities – Leicester/Loughborough, Kortrijk, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Oslo.

The project aims to deliver outputs of: 150 tonnes CO2 avoided annually across the operational pilots; 25% increase in energy autonomy across the work packages; and €100 million saved on grid investment over 100-years across the operational pilots.

In addition, Cenex will be directly managing the implementation of the Leicester/Loughborough pilot, and will be responsible for analysing findings across the five participating cities to make the business case for V2G, in the hopes of future large-scale roll outs across the Europe and the UK.

The SEEV4-City pilot partners includes Cenex, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam ArenA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Avere, Polis, Leicester City Council, Northumbria University, Oslow City Council, and e8energy.