Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme: Phase 1 (closed)

BEIS is providing £5 million in funding to support innovation in hydrogen BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) technologies.



The Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme will support technologies which can produce hydrogen from biogenic feedstocks and be combined with carbon capture. It forms part of the BEIS £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes through the 2020s and 2030s.

The programme will run in 2 phases. Phase 1 (total budget £5 million) will support multiple projects to scope and develop a feasible prototype demonstration project to be run in Phase 2.

Phase 1 is now closed. We have published details of the successful Phase 1 projects.

Through a pre-commercial, fully funded procurement Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), this programme aims to support innovative Hydrogen BECCS technology solutions across 3 categories:

1. Feedstock pre-processing: the development of low cost, energy and material efficient technologies which will optimise biogenic (including biomass and waste) feedstocks for use in advanced gasification technologies.

2. Gasification components: the development of advanced gasification technology components focusing on improving syngas quality and upgrading for generation of hydrogen.

3. Novel biohydrogen technologies: the development of novel biohydrogen technologies which can be combined with carbon capture, such as dark fermentation, anaerobic digestion, waste water treatment.

We held an online Supplier Engagement Workshop in November 2021 to help potential suppliers understand more about the competition and ask questions: see the slide pack and questions and answers from the session.

How to apply

Phase 1 is now closed to applications.

Published 12 January 2022
Last updated 4 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme Phase 1: successful projects announced.

  2. Added questions received after 26 January, and updated the Terms and Conditions (Section 3: removed references to facsimile delivery of notices).

  3. Questions and responses updated with those received 12-26 January. Competition guidance notes updated.

  4. First published.