UK news

Clean Growth Strategy launched

The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy was launched on 12th October. It is a strategy to cut emissions while keeping costs down for consumers, creating good jobs and growing the economy. It is an important component of the modern Industrial Strategy. More information can be found here.

Latest Public Perceptions of Bioenergy report now available

The Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) latest Perspective report on bioenergy is now available. The annual YouGov survey commissioned by the ETI questioned over 3,200 adults to gauge public perceptions of bioenergy in the UK. The survey found that support for using bioenergy as an energy source is at an all-time high, with 77% of respondents backing the use of biomass fuel and 84% supporting the use of waste for bioenergy production. More information and the report can be found here.

Energy Research Partnership (ERP) publishes report on The Transition to Low-Carbon Heat

The ERP’s report on The Transition to Low-Carbon Heat was published at an event on 11th October 2017. The report and information on the Low-Carbon Heat project can be found here.

Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme Consultation

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the Knowledge Transfer Network are seeking innovators, academics and industry leaders to participate in a consultation on the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme (IHRS). The IHRS consultation seeks views on the design of a proposed Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme; seeks to gather additional evidence on the barriers and enablers affecting industrial heat recovery, to ensure the Programme is appropriately designed and maximises value for money; and aims to identify a potential pipeline of projects from across the industry sectors. The consultation is open until 4th January 2018 and can be accessed here.

£9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator launched

The Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) will provide £9.2 million over four years to help to lower costs and increase the number of available energy efficient technologies for a range of industrial sectors, through demonstration of near to market innovations. The programme is open to all sectors and is technology neutral, targeting near-commercial innovations that will have the largest cross-sectoral impact on industrial energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. The first competition is open from September 2017 to January 2018. More information can be found here.

£25m funding available from Innovate UK for innovative technologies, future products and services

Innovate UK has up to £25 million to invest in emerging and enabling technologies that could support UK economic growth in the future. Projects can be carried out in a range of areas including:

The aim is to support technologies that have the potential to transform commercial markets or that could make a difference to UK economic growth across many different sectors. Up to £15m of the funding has been set aside for research and development projects. A further £10m is for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. The deadline for applications midday on 8th November 2017. More details can be found here.