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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).

Heating and cooling generation and storage for domestic, commercial and industrial use are also supported including CHP (combined heat and power), solar thermal and ground and air source heat pumps, phase change heat storage, inter seasonal storage and more traditional water storage systems.

KTN’s focus over the last few years has been the industrial sector to help the manufacturing industries to reduce their carbon emissions. The majority of their emissions are created through the generation of the high-grade heat needed for their industrial processes. KTN has supported, and continues to support, a number of BEIS funding programmes to support the reduction of carbon related to heating.

The future focus will be on reducing the carbon emissions associated with cooling required for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. The KTN is working with Innovate UK to develop their future programme in this area.

Our Thermal Energy Systems Expert

Jenni McDonnell MBE

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Funding Opportunities

KTN-iX challenge: Solutions to Decarbonise Heat

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative solutions to decarbonise heat who are interested in corporate strategic investment.Through this iX challenge, EQUANS is looking for innovations that address typical heat decarbonisation challenge pain points as well as those that validate the provenance of low carbon fuels and allow heat networks to integrate with other energy systems.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative industrial decarbonisation solutions who are interested in corporate strategic investment. Through this iX challenge, EQUANS is looking for disruptive tools that will support the end to end process from identifying, appraising and developing net zero opportunities through to deploying and monitoring these net zero initiatives in action.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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Recorded: 22nd September

ISCF Modernising Energy Data Applications SBRI Competition Briefing

As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Government will invest in the “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to make the UK a global centre for integrated energy systems that deliver cleaner and cheaper energy.

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News

04.08.2020

Energy-related funding call round-up

A round-up of the latest funding calls in the energy sector. Updated May 2021.

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14.06.2021

Thermal Energy Systems expert awarded MBE

Jenni McDonnell, Thermal Energy Systems Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN, was awarded an MBE for her contributions to the Green Economy in the Queen’s birthday honours list this weekend.

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