UK Government invests in CCUS, publishes knowledge deliverables

Jun 24 2022


New UK government funding will support industry to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and slash carbon emissions.

Over £31 million in new government funding will support industry to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and slash carbon emissions, helping it to become greener and cutting energy bills.

Over £5.5 million is being invested to develop technologies that support industry to cut back use of high carbon fuels and switch to cleaner power sources, such as hydrogen, electrification or fuel from biomass and waste products. The funding will be awarded to winners of Phase 1 of the Industrial Fuel Switching competition with the cash supporting projects that will replace natural gas with hydrogen in industrial processes, and design heat pumps for use in manufacturing sites.

In addition, winners from the first stage of the Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) Innovation 2.0 competition will receive a share of over £12 million for projects aiming to advance next-generation CCUS technology to deploy at-scale by 2030. The second call of the competition, with up to £7.3 million available was also launched. Read a list of winners for CCUS Call 1. Projects can apply for funding under Call 2.

The funding builds on previous government support to help industry become greener, such as the £505 million BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, which included £100 million for industrial decarbonisation and CCUS, as well as the £315m Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, which supports the development of technologies to help industry with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future. 

Some of the projects receiving funding include:

  • British Steel in Scunthorpe will receive £161,050 for a study into switching its manufacturing processes from natural gas to green hydrogen
  • Ingenza in Edinburgh will receive £443,632 to develop a new type of CO2 conversion technology, capturing carbon from industry and turning it into a versatile chemical that can be used across a variety of chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and household product sectors

 

Also published is a report with the findings of a review carried about by AECOM and the University of Sheffield analysing next generation carbon capture technology. A particular focus of the review was the opportunity to deploy next generation carbon capture technology on UK industrial, waste and power sites between 2030 and 2035.

The outputs and learnings from the predecessor programme, CCUS Innovation 1.0, ‘Key Knowledge Deliverables’ are also available, demonstrating the UK government’s commitment to sharing lessons learnt from previous CCUS projects, to help accelerate the development of carbon capture internationally.

These include reports from:

  • HyNet CCUS
  • Tigre Technologies
  • 8 Rivers Capital
  • Northern Endurance Partnership
  • Acorn CCUS
  • C-Capture
  • University of Sheffield

 

When the second and final tranche of KKDs are published soon they will provide over 4600 pages of learning and outcomes from these innovation projects to the wider international CCUS community.  

CCUS Innovation 2.0 programme
Key Knowledge Deliverables


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