Work has begun on a new low carbon innovation centre built at Shawfair just outside Edinburgh. The building will be carbon neutral when operational and will be the global centre of Research and design and manufacturing for two key technologies. The £25 million investment will be home to Danfoss Editron which develops electric and hybrid powertrain systems for heavy duty vehicles and to Digital Displacement – a technology conceived at the University of Edinburgh which will radically reduce energy consumption in hydraulic machines. Danfoss, a Danish family-owned company,estimates that global adoption of these two technologies could reduce the lifetime CO2 emissions of excavators alone by 80 Megatonnes (Mt) by 2030 – equivalent to the entire annual CO2 emissions of Scotland and Denmark combined.
Edinburgh Reporter 25th Sept 2021 read more »