Decarbonising the UK’s industry: apply for phase 1 funding

30 Oct 2019 01:42 PM

2 phase 1 competitions for businesses to help achieve a world-first, net zero-emission industrial area by 2040.

Some of the UK’s most economically active and industrially intensive areas are also some of the largest producers of carbon emissions, with around a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions being produced by industry.

Two competitions aim to help the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The Industrial Decarbonisation challenge will commit £170 million towards deploying technologies like carbon capture and hydrogen networks in industrial clusters, supporting the Industrial Clusters Mission to establish the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040.

Find out more about the Industrial Decarbonisation challenge and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Find out more about the Industrial Cluster Mission

Competition 1 – deployment

UK businesses will have the opportunity to apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop plans for decarbonising an industrial cluster.

Successful applicants from phase 1 will then compete for phase 2, where up to £131 million will be awarded for projects that will deliver, or support delivery of, significant emissions reductions in a UK industrial cluster by 2030.

Deployment phase 1 information

Your project must:

Timeline

Find out more and apply for phase 1 of the ISCF decarbonisation of industrial clusters: deployment competition

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Competition 2 – roadmaps

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million to prepare plans for their journey to achieving low carbon and net zero industrial clusters.

In phase 2 up to £8 million will be awarded for the development of industrial cluster decarbonisation roadmaps for major UK industrial clusters. These must set out how a cluster could be decarbonised to net-zero levels.

Roadmaps phase 1 information

Your project:

Timeline

Find out more about phase 1 of the ISCF decarbonisation of industrial clusters: roadmaps competition and apply