Centre for Advanced Low Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS)

Creating cleaner mobility

Our new £50m Centre for Advanced Low Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS) is a Coventry University research centre, established to partner with the propulsion system supply chain and accelerate the progression to carbon-zero transport.

Working across the automotive, aerospace, and marine and rail industries, we’re here to support these sectors create cleaner mobility and to help develop the supply chain so that it can deliver these rapidly developing ‘enabling’ technologies.

Global engineering consultancy FEV is a founding partner, with its UK commercial operations co-located in the C-ALPS facility. This strategic research partnership aims to help guide and support cutting- edge academic research through industry collaboration and joint projects.

The C-ALPS team and FEV also work independently with customers/partners and this has already led to engagement with a number of other leading organisations within funded research projects.

With an ever-increasing drive toward carbon-zero transport, C-ALPS is focused on four core research areas:

  • Electrochemical energy storage
  • Hydrogen fuel cells
  • Power electronics
  • Electric machines

C-ALPS’ researchers and partners collaborate closely within this diverse and multi-disciplined research environment, focusing on creating integrated propulsion systems that meet both the needs of our partners and the planet.

It also benefits from being part of Coventry University’s Institute for Future Transport and Cities, with exciting opportunities being explored in joint research within the fields of advanced manufacturing and materials, cyber security, connected and autonomous vehicles and vehicle design.

C-ALPS offer industrial partners a range of ways to engage with the team to suit the specific needs of business:

  • Collaborative Research
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
  • Supervision of an industry focused PhD project for a partner
  • EPSRC (where the C-ALPS team is funded to undertake a project by EPSRC, with sponsorship and support in kind from the industry partner)
  • Commercial contracts (including cell prototyping, contract testing and direct consultancy/training)