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Energy

KTN’s Energy Team is at the centre of KTN’s work contributing to delivering the UK’s ambitious Net Zero targets. With specialists in Nuclear, Offshore Wind, Thermal Energy Systems, Batteries, Water, Hydrogen, Sustainable Energy, Grid and Distributed Systems, Electrical Energy Systems and Solar, the team has deep expertise, powerful connections and a track record of successful projects delivering environmental and societal impact.

The Energy Team aims to simplify the energy innovation landscape by providing rapid transfer of high-quality information on technologies, markets, funding and partnership opportunities. It supports businesses to decarbonise and increase energy efficiency, building on KTN’s longstanding record for work in environmental sustainability.

From a seat on the government’s Carbon Connect programme to working with Sellafield to find decontamination solutions, the team’s sector expertise is fundamental in the delivery of a variety of projects and in supporting government departments, large organisations and SMEs.

KTN has also supported three overseas missions to Canada, China, South Korea and Japan to establish the potential for UK companies to work in collaboration: from this we have a Memorandum of Understanding from a Japanese research centre and joint projects with the US.

Click here for a complete list of our open energy and sustainability funding opportunities.

Our current focus in this area

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.

Decarbonising Ports & Harbours

The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.

Electrical Energy Systems

KTN is working with ENGIE through the iX programme to support CGIF around a number of themes around electrical energy systems. KTN engages with Energy Systems Catapult on iX.

Energy Catalyst

Global energy poverty is real. Over 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. Over 3 billion people rely on solid fuels and kerosene for cooking and heating. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people gaining access to electricity worldwide are in urban areas.

Hydrogen Economy

The Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network (formerly SIG) is creating a non-competitive advisory group to pool knowledge from existing hydrogen communities to validate views on the current challenges to enabling low-carbon hydrogen production at scale and cost.

Innovation Exchange

KTN-iX™ is a cross-sector program supporting innovation transfer by matching industry challenges to innovative companies from other sectors. It does this by putting large businesses with technical needs in contact with companies who have the right innovative solutions, for faster development of novel solutions.

Nuclear

KTN supports activities across the nuclear landscape including existing generation, new build and decommissioning and waste management.  There are also strong links with the fusion energy community.

Offshore / Renewables

The KTN supports the offshore wind industry as a major contributor to the ORE Catapult innovation hub funded by BEIS, as well as supporting the companies who are making applications for funding for offshore renewables.

Solar

KTN supports the SuperSolar Network Plus with the Head of Infrastructure acting as Chair to the Network Industrial Advisory Group. Through this group, and programmes such as Energy Catalyst as described above, KTN is actively brokering B2B and B2A linkages.

Thermal Energy Systems

KTN supports the heating and cooling industries in the UK including the electrification of heat (heat pumps, storage heaters, dry heating systems), heat networks (infrastructure, heat exchangers, heat network optimisation) and low carbon gases (hydrogen, biogas and other green gases).

Funding Opportunities

Optimisation of on-site renewable energy for EV fleet charging at council depots

Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) are looking for innovative deployment technology to enable zero emission council fleets. In this IX challenge, CCR are looking for technology providers who can offer solutions for deployment at TRL5 and above. Any solutions should be scalable and be applicable to other Local Authorities in the region.

Opens: 25/10/2021 Closes: 06/12/2021

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SBRI: Heat Pump Ready Programme: Stream 1

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30,000,000 available in stream 1 to develop solutions for high-density heat pump deployment, focusing on development and trial of solutions and methodologies for the optimised deployment of domestic heat pumps, at high-density, in the UK. The competition will open in late 2021: organisations should register their interest to receive notifications from BEIS when the competition opens.

Opens: 02/11/2021 Closes:

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The BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) - phase 3

A total of £8 million in funding will be available to fund industrial scale demonstrations of novel technologies with the potential to reduce energy consumption, maximise resource efficiency and cut carbon emissions.

Opens: 01/11/2021 Closes: 03/01/2022

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Events

Mon
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Jul
2021

Smart local energy systems: unlocking net zero

10.00 - 14.00 | Online

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Wed
8
Dec
2021

Connecting for Climate Change - Unleashing innovation post COP26: Enabling Action

13.00 - 14.00 | Online

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Wed
10
Nov
2021

Technology Showcase: Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

09.00 - 16.30 | Manchester

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News

02.11.2021

Connecting for Climate Change explains how to turn talk into action post COP26

A four-part series which aims to capitalise on the momentum of COP26 and discuss the innovations needed to meet climate targets.

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22.09.2021

Launch of Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF), designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, will open on 27 September 2021. Industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for up to £60m in grant funding.

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