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Direct Air Capture and other Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies competition

This competition will provide funding for developing technologies that enable the removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in the UK.

Documents

GGR Workbook

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DAC and GGR competition: declarations

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Details

In June 2020 the Prime Minister announced up to £100 million of new research and development funding to help develop direct air capture technologies in the UK. As part of this, the innovation competition seeks to support the development of Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGR) technologies to help them achieve commercialisation. To meet net zero by 2050 direct air capture and other greenhouse gas removals technologies are necessary to offset emissions from hard to tackle areas, such as parts of the agriculture and aviation sectors.

Phase 1

Phase 1 is closed to applications. Read details of the successful projects.

Phase 2

Phase 2 of the competition will take forward the most promising designs from Phase 1, to pilot key components or further develop the design of the new direct air capture and other greenhouse gas removals technologies.

If you wish to participate in Phase 2, you must submit an application for Phase 1. Only successful Phase 1 applicants will be considered for further funding in Phase 2.

The competition will take a portfolio approach, aiming to fund a range of different solutions which could include use of biochar, direct air capture, bioenergy carbon capture and storage solutions, removal of CO2 from seawater, and others.

Published 17 August 2020
Last updated 24 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. We have published details of the projects selected for Phase 1.

  2. Competition questions and answers document added. Application form, finance form, workbook, declarations and guidance updated.

  3. Competition launched.

  4. First published.