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Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Industrial Fuel Switching Phase 2

Publication Platform
Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Publication Date
19 July 2019

Deadline
12:00am, 04 February 2019

Tender ID
TRN No. 1674/10/2018

Winners
European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (£1,746,961), C-Tech Innovation Ltd (£1,746,961), Progressive Energy Limited (£1,746,961), North Lincs Engineering Limited (£1,746,961), Glass Futures Ltd (£1,746,961), Mineral Products Association Ltd (£1,746,961), Vale Europe Ltd (£1,746,961)

Description
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. The 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. BEIS has launched the three-phase Industrial Fuel Switching competition, which 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. Element Energy successfully bid for Phase 1 which aims to understand the potential for industry to operate on low carbon fuels and the innovation required to enable this to happen. The study is complete and will be published here in due course. Phase 2 of the competition is now open to applications and will fund up to £300k for feasibility studies looking into developing technologies (technology readiness level 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. If you are interested in applying, please see the guidance, application, declaration and finance forms below. Applicants must register their interest in Phase 2 of the competition by email to Industry.Innovation@beis.gov.uk by 5pm, Monday 21 January Applicants must complete the application forms below and submit by email to Industry.Innovation@beis.gov.uk by 5pm, Monday 4 February PLEASE NOTE 12/12/18 UPDATE: The report for Phase 1 of the Industrial Fuel Switching Competition has been completed by Element Energy and as of 12/12/18 is now available. Please see this in the 'Attachments' section. PLEASE NOTE: 28 January 2019 - Industrial Fuel Switching Phase 2 Q and A published.

Note
Please note that where a tender award refers to a framework agreement, the individual values of the award may be shown as the total value of the framework rather than the value of that award to each winner, so for this tender the possible value of the framework to each winner could be £249,566 rather than £1,746,961