- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Part of:
- Low carbon technologies and Research and development
- 25 January 2017
- Last updated:
- 12 October 2017, see all updates
Government funding to reduce the carbon emissions from UK industry
Innovation to reduce the carbon emissions from UK industry and driving down the cost of carbon capture, use, and storage
Across Government, Innovate UK, Research Councils, and BEIS expect to invest around £162 million in industrial research and innovation, including Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS).
As part of this commitment, within the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, BEIS expects to invest around £100 million in low carbon industrial innovation to reduce the risks and costs of accelerating the roll out of low carbon technologies which will enable UK industry to remain competitive.
Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) Demonstration
BEIS will be allocating up to £20 million to design and construct carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) demonstration projects. The programme will be run in phases with the initial scoping study phase being launched in the coming months. This programme will encourage industrial sites to capture carbon dioxide which could then be used in industrial applications. This would help to enable a pathway for learning and development of capture technologies at an intermediate scale, reducing the costs and risks.
Industrial Fuel Switching to Low Carbon Alternatives
The Clean Growth Strategy highlights the need for industry to begin to switch from fossil fuel use to low carbon fuels such as biomass, hydrogen and clean electricity. Beyond 2030, the switch to low carbon fuels for industry will need to substantially increase in scale.
Government will be launching a competition in the coming months which will allocate up to £20 million to stimulate early investment in fuel switching processes and technologies, so that a range of technologies are available by 2030 and beyond. The programme will be run in phases with the initial market engagement phase being launched shortly.
Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator
To support innovation in energy efficient technologies, the government will be investing up to £9.2 million for an Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator, to be delivered over the next four years.
This Accelerator will seek industry-specific solutions which are close to commercialisation by leveraging private sector investment and strengthening UK supply chains to reduce energy costs for UK industry.
After a competitive process, the Carbon Trust has been awarded the contract to help BEIS deliver this programme. The Carbon Trust will be organising events to engage with both industry and their suppliers.
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Published: 25 January 2017
Updated: 12 October 2017
- Updates from the Clean Growth Strategy.
- Details of competition winner published
- Invitation to tender now open for the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator.
- First published.