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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

SBRI: Heat Pump Ready Programme: Stream 1, solutions for high-density heat pump deployment

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. £50k to £9m per project in phase 1.

Opens: 02/11/2021 Closes: 22/02/2022

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SBRI Heat Pump Ready Programme: Stream 2, developing tools and technology

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million of grant funding for projects to overcome barriers to heat pump deployment. This will support the development of tools, technology and processes to overcome specific barriers.

Opens: 20/12/2021 Closes: 15/02/2022

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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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26.11.2021

Innovate UK KTN supports Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit

Global experts will address Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit: Wade Davis, Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix; Gayemarie Brown, Forbes Top Female Futurist; and Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, are among the keynote speakers.

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12.11.2021

Transforming Foundation Industries Conferences Recap

Take a look at our recap of the three Transforming Foundation Industries Conferences held in October and November 2021.

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