Technologies to improve energy efficiency and to incorporate renewable fuels both now and in the future (for example hydrogen ready boilers) are key to reducing carbon emissions.

There are a number of Government and industry support schemes which include the Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) programme and the forthcoming 2020 Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).

The FDF will be participating in the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) which will be led by Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University, having received funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). This is part of the wider £170m Industrial Decarbonisation challenge, delivered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) by UKRI.

The FDF provides information on funds, support programmes and other initiatives around low carbon technologies.

Updates & milestones

IETF stakeholder clinics, Technology Showcase event & Marketplace

At the stakeholder clinics, you can speak directly to BEIS and ask questions around potential bids, scope of the competitions, eligibility criteria, how to apply for funding, the IETF support and information services available, etc.  These are run on a fortnightly basis with the first ones taking place on 28 June 2022 and 12 July 2022.   To register, visit the registration site.

BEIS will be hosting a joint IETF-IEEA live event in Birmingham on Thursday 14 July to showcase some of the IETF’s and Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator’s (IEEA) funded projects. The event will include an opportunity to hear from manufacturing sites who are planning to deploy technologies to reduce their energy demand such as heat recovery, VAR, process controls and to reduce their carbon emissions such as carbon capture and fuel switching to hydrogen.  To register, visit the registration site.

To support businesses interested in applying for IETF funding, BEIS are running the Virtual Technology Marketplace, which offers industrial site owners (eligible manufacturers and data centres) the chance to browse videos showcasing the potential technology that can reduce the energy demand and emissions associated with their industrial processes.

If you are an industrial site owner, by signing up for the Technology Marketplace you will be able to see videos pre-screened to ensure only technologies eligible for the IETF competitions are featured. Covering both energy efficiency and decarbonisation technology areas, they will give manufacturers and data centre owners ideas and contacts for technologies that could be deployed on their industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

To register for the Technology Marketplace, please visit the registration site.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) launches new £70 million Phase 2 competition window

Following the success of the first Phase 2 competition windows, Government has launched the Phase 2: Summer 2022 competition window of the IETF. Phase 2 is worth around £220 million in funding between Autumn 2021 and 2025.

Businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can now bid for a share of up to £70 million in grant funding through the Phase 2: Summer 2022 competition window. To view the applicant guidance and make an application for funding, please visit this competition page.

The competition will open for applications on Monday 30 May and will run until 3pm on Friday 9 September 2022. The competition will provide grant funding towards the costs of:

  • Studies - feasibility and engineering studies to investigate identified energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects prior to an investment decision.
  • Energy Efficiency projects - deployment of technologies to reduce industrial energy consumption.
  • Deep Decarbonisation projects - deployment of technologies to achieve industrial emissions savings.

Case studies of Phase 1 competition winners can be found here.  

If you have any questions about the Phase 2 competition or would like to discuss a potential application, please contact IETF@beis.gov.uk. They also have published answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

There will be an IETF Phase 2: Summer 2022 webinar on Wednesday 8 June. To register, please visit their registration site. The event will be recorded and will be available to stakeholders to view at any time via a playback system.

To help potential applicants to find suitable partners, there is an IETF networking platform. To register and book meetings, please visit https://ietf-phase2.meeting-mojo.com/.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2 competition window closing on 29 April 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be closing the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2 competition window on Friday 29 April 2022 so they are advising all stakeholders interested in bidding for IETF funding to please submit their applications in the coming days.

Businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for a share of up to £60 million in grant funding through the current competition window. The competition will provide grant funding towards the costs of:

  • Studies - feasibility and engineering studies to investigate identified energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects prior to an investment decision.
  • Energy Efficiency projects - deployment of technologies to reduce industrial energy consumption.
  • Deep Decarbonisation projects - deployment of technologies to achieve industrial emissions savings.

If you have any questions or require support with your application please email the IETF team at IETF@beis.gov.uk. Please contact them as early as you can as this service will get busy in the final week of the application window.

To find out more about the £60 million IETF Phase 2: Spring 2022 competition, view the applicant guidance and make an application for funding, please visit their competition page.

BEIS Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Innovation Programme Update

On Friday 8th April, BEIS confirmed its intention to proceed with the £26m BEIS Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator (IHA) innovation programme. We anticipate that the competition will open for applications week commencing 25th April 2022. The IHA is an innovation funding programme to support the demonstration of end-to-end industrial fuel switching to hydrogen. It aims to prove the feasibility and reduce the costs and risks of hydrogen fuel switching systems. The scope would include the full technology chain, from hydrogen generation and delivery infrastructure through to industrial end-use, including the integration of the components in a single project. To find out more about the demonstration grant of up to £10m per project for Stream 1 and the feasibility study SBRI funding of up to £400k per project for Stream 2A, visit the competition webpage.  Here you can fill in the Expression of Interest form to be kept up to date with the competition’s developments and future networking events.

 

A Launch and Networking event is taking place on Monday 9th May 10-12. BEIS will provide an overview of the competition and attendees will have the chance to meet and network with other prospective applicants. Sign up here.

IETF Stakeholder clinics on 12th and 19th April

For those interested in applying for a share of up to £60 million in grant funding from the IETF (Phase 2 competition window closes on 29 April 2022) towards the costs of feasibility and engineering studies, energy efficiency deployment projects and deep decarbonisation deployment projects, you can find out more, view the applicant guidance and make an application for funding, please visit our competition page.

BEIS are also running stakeholder clinics so you can ask questions around potential bids, scope of the competitions, eligibility criteria, how to apply for funding, the IETF support and information services available, etc.  The final clinics of this competition window are taking place on 12 April and 19 April 2022.  Please visit the registration site to attend.

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