Industrial Fuel Switching competition phase two: up to £300k per project available
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched phase two of the three-phase Industrial Fuel Switching competition.
The government’s Clean Growth Strategy highlights the need for industry to begin to switch from fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels such as biomass, hydrogen and clean electricity. Beyond 2030, the switch to low-carbon fuels for industry will need to substantially increase in scale. This three-phase competition allocates up to £20 million to stimulate early investment in fuel switching processes and technologies so that a range of technologies are available by 2030 and beyond.
Phase 2 of the Industrial Fuel Switching competition is now open to applications and will fund up to £300k for feasibility studies looking into developing technologies (TRL 4-7) to enable the use of a low-carbon fuel for a particular industrial process or across an entire site.
Funding for Phase 2 is split equally into two lots. Each lot has £1.5m allocated to it and projects may be up to £300k. Lot 1 is for projects that run a feasibility study on an innovative fuel switching technology. Lot 2 is for projects that run a feasibility study on an innovative approach fuel switching across an industrial site, or multiple sites.
Applicants must register their interest in Phase 2 of the competition by email to Industry.Innovation@beis.gov.uk by 5pm, Monday 7 January 2019. All applications must be completed by 5pm, Monday 21 January 2019.
To find out more about the competition, click here.