Funding for low carbon industry

Government funding to reduce the carbon emissions from UK industry.

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 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.


Clean Growth Fund
The Clean Growth Strategy announced the government’s ambition to provide up to £20 million to support a new clean technology early stage investment fund.

In partnership with the private sector, the Clean Growth Fund aims to speed up the deployment of innovative clean technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by making direct investments in companies seeking to commercialise promising technologies.


Carbon Capture and Utilisation Demonstration (CCUD)
As part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy BEIS has allocated up to £20 million to design and construct carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) demonstration projects. This programme is designed to encourage industrial sites to capture carbon dioxide which could then be used in industrial applications, while enabling learning and development of capture technologies at an intermediate scale, so reducing costs and risks.

Visit the Carbon Capture and Utilisation Demonstration Innovation Programme page for the full detail and how to apply.


Call for CCUS Innovation
On 31 July 2018 BEIS launched a £15 million Call for CCUS Innovation to offer grant funding for innovation projects that lead to:

a significant reduction in the cost of capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide; and / or
a quicker, more widespread deployment of CCUS in the UK and internationally
Funding of up to £5 million will be considered for feasibility studies, industrial research or experimental development projects; and up to £7 million for research infrastructure that enables the UK to conduct world-leading research and innovation into CCUS. Project funding will be available for up to 24 months, with projects finishing by 31 March 2021.

This Call will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of CCUS innovation, developing novel technology and processes that reduce the cost of deploying CCUS and positions the UK as a world technology leader in CCUS.


Hydrogen Supply Competition
Low carbon hydrogen could play an important role in decarbonising industry, power, heat and transport. However, for a market to grow, potential users (in any application) need to be confident in supply of sufficient amounts of low carbon hydrogen at a competitive price.

The £20 million Hydrogen Supply programme aims to accelerate the development of low carbon bulk hydrogen supply solutions in the above sectors. It is aimed at projects at a technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 to 7, which could result in lower capital or operating costs when compared to Steam Methane Reformer with Carbon Capture & Storage (SMR+CCS), or improve the capture rates at a comparable cost.


For more information please call 0333 358 3480. 

29th January 2019

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