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Detail of outcome
The government response provides a summary of the responses and views from the consultation events and online consultation.
The government response also highlights the changes to the programme, which include:
- focus of support for technologies that have a Technological Readiness Level of 9
- the intention to use rolling applications for both phases of the programme to optimise the number of projects from different sectors that have the opportunity to deliver within the timeframe available
- an increase in scope outside of the manufacturing sector to include data centres
As proposed in the consultation, the programme will exclude new and proposed industrial processes due to complexities in providing additionality.
The Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme (IHRS) was launched on 5 July 2018 and will open for applications in Autumn 2018.
To give industry time to consider options, in advance of opening for applications, we have published draft guidance on the application process and draft application forms for the Programme:
Detail of feedback received
BEIS received 34 responses to the online consultation.
Additionally as part of the IHRS consultation process, 3 consultation events were held in England and Wales. These were open to all interested parties and were well attended by over 100 organisations over the 3 events.
Attendees at the consultation events, and respondents to the online consultation, were from a mix of trade associations, industrial process owners, technical specialists, consultancies, manufacturers, academia and local authorities.
Responses from both the online consultation and the event days were generally supportive of the proposed programme and provided further information that we have used to design the detail of the programme.
Government plans to introduce a support programme to increase industry confidence in identifying and investing in opportunities for recovering and reusing waste heat from industrial processes and increase the deployment of recoverable heat technologies in industry. This will allow industry to re-use heat on-site or sell it to a third party, leading to the more efficient and productive use of energy, lower fuel bills or a new revenue stream for industry, and a reduction in carbon emissions.
The purpose of this consultation is to:
- test the proposed design of the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme (IHRS)
- gather additional evidence on the enablers and barriers to recovering industrial waste heat, to ensure the scheme is appropriately designed and maximises value for money
- start to identify a potential pipeline of projects from across industry sectors
This consultation is open to all and we would especially encourage responses from manufacturing/industrial companies, trade associations, technology providers, energy service companies and academics.