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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.

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The Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network is working with the community to find innovative solutions and to share innovative approaches across regions, clusters and communities to help ‘speed up innovation’.

Following initial work with key stakeholders to validate challenges and local issues, the Network plans to identify case studies demonstrating the hydrogen economy in practice and share knowledge on known solutions followed by an Innovation Exchange programme to find innovative solutions across industries and sectors.

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Read KTN’s perspective on the UK Government’s 2021 hydrogen strategy.

Our Hydrogen Economy Expert

Steffan Eldred

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Funding Opportunities

Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 1: Development Expenditure (DEVEX)

Strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide development expenditure (DEVEX) support for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities. This will support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects during the 2020s.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 22/06/2022

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Net Zero Hydrogen Fund – Strand 2: Capital expenditure (CAPEX)

Strand 2 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s. This is to ensure the UK has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system fit for meeting our ambition of 10GW low carbon hydrogen production by 2030, and commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 06/07/2022

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SBRI: FOAK 2022 Low emissions and a greener railway

This competition aims to support innovative products to enter the rail market. In this strand, you must address reduced carbon emissions and the impact of the railway on the environment, by either improving train batteries, introducing hydrogen trains, or reducing harmful emissions from diesel trains.

Opens: 20/04/2022 Closes: 08/06/2022

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iX challenge: Extending the life of fleet vehicles via low or zero carbon technologies

A consortium of Local Authorities, led by Luton Borough Council, is working with the Innovation Exchange programme to find technologies capable of extending the life of their current diesel powered fleet through implementing retrofittable low/zero carbon solutions.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 02/06/2022

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Recorded: 26th April

Net Zero Hydrogen Fund Briefing Event

Join this competition briefing to hear more about the £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund.

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HydroGenerally Podcast Series

The Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network is delighted to share with you: HydroGenerally – a podcast series that is giving a voice to explore the applications, opportunities and challenges of the hydrogen economy, in a series of 20-minute discussions led by Innovate UK KTN’s experts in Hydrogen, Steffan Eldred and Simon Buckley.

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) returns for the summer

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (9th May) launched a further competition window for applications to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).

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