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£60 million available for Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition

The Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition has up to £60m available to support the development of low carbon hydrogen in the UK and to identify and scale-up more efficient solutions. This will take the UK one step closer to using low carbon hydrogen in key industries across the UK – from powering transport such as trains and ships, to factories and the heating systems in our homes.

The competition will be divided into two streams. The briefing event will be held on 8 June 2021 and will provide all the information you need to apply for this funding. Register your interest before noon on 7 June 2021.

UKERC Flexible Fund call 3: Topic consultation

UKERC’s Phase 4 programme includes a £3 million Flexible Fund that is being allocated via a series of three open calls. The first call was completed in early 2021, while the second call is currently ongoing. The third, and final, round of funding will be announced in the autumn of 2021.

UKERC is launching an online consultation and holding a scoping workshop (8 June) to help inform the development of the final round of funding. The aim of the consultation is to engage with the broader UK energy community and gather views on which topics should be funded for the third call for proposals. Topics should be in alignment with UKERC’s remit and follow an interdisciplinary whole-systems approach. All research supported under the Fund will be fully integrated with the existing UKERC programme.

£2 million available for adventurous energy research for a sustainable net zero

£2 million is available from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for high-risk decarbonisation research to develop or model materials, devices, fuels and technologies. £250,000 is available per project. The deadline for outline proposals is 8 July 2021 16:00 UK time.

Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Programme

Launching soon, the Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) Demonstration Programme is a competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies and products for the floating offshore wind industry. Part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, the FOW Demonstration Programme is a funding scheme to support the development and demonstration of state-of-the-art technologies and products in the FOW industry. Pre-application registration is now open and there was a briefing event on 14 April.

Industrial Energy Technology Fund for energy efficiency technologies

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million for grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions. The competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites. This is the second round of the Industrial Energy Technology Fund (IETF) Phase 1 competition.

The IETF will support the onsite deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes. IETF will award grants across 2 strands. These are:

The Calls open on 8 March and close on 14 July 2021. There is a competition briefing on 8 June.

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