CCUS projects gain funding from UKRI

Apr 17 2020

A range of decarbonisation projects have attracted seed funding from UK Research and Innovation to conduct further work on CO2 reduction programmes.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have announced funding projects for the first phases of the Deployment and Roadmap programme for decarbonisation strategies, run on behalf of the UK government. The projects awarded funding are focused on helping the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, a key component of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

Through this the government is committed to 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.

The first phases of the two competitions are as follows:  

  • Deployment – In the first phase of this programme, UK businesses applied for a share of £1 million to develop plans for decarbonising an industrial cluster.
  • Roadmaps – Six businesses have been awarded shares of £1 million to prepare plans for their journey to achieving low carbon and net zero industrial clusters.

Bryony Livesey, Challenge Director, Industrial Decarbonisation, said, “As the UK goes through trying times we nonetheless must plan for the future. We can announce today the funded projects of the first phases of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge. These projects are the first stride towards the government’s plans to develop cost-effective decarbonisation in Industrial hubs that tackle the emissions challenge that UK industry faces. We look forward to the development of these plans and their contribution to meeting the 2050 net-zero target.”

Full list of Deployment competition winners

Name of project

Scotland's Net Zero Infrastructure

Net Zero Teesside Project

Humber Industrial Decarbonisation Deployment Project (Humber-DP)

HyNet Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)

Green Hydrogen for Humber

The six winners of phase one will now be able to compete for a total of up to £131m in phase two of the competition, for projects that will deliver, or support delivery of, significant emissions reductions in a UK industrial cluster by 2030.

Full list of Roadmaps competition winners

Name of project

Net Zero Tees Valley - Decarbonising the Full Cluster: Roadmap Pathfinder

Scotland's Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR)

Humber Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmap

North West Hydrogen and Energy Cluster: Route to Net Zero

South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)

Repowering the Black Country

These winners will now be able to compete for a total of up to £8 million in phase two of the competition to develop decarbonisation roadmaps for major UK industrial clusters.


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