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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.

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This Innovation Network will focus on major ports and harbours that have a cross section of usage including cargo, ferries, and containers, thus addressing a broad range of energy issues.

The Decarbonising of Ports & Harbours Innovation Network aims to convene a community that addresses the challenges of decarbonising, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and improving localised air quality. The desired end-result of the Innovation Network’s activity is a sector-led proposal for a government-industry partnership and stimulus package. This will include:

  1. Agreed priority cross-sector challenges, informed by the current policy and solutions landscape.
  2. A road-map for solution development, that offer the best overall lifecycle emission reductions, to provide focus and early planning for longer term R&D and innovation investment.
  3. Agreed industry and government commitments and priority actions, including investment plan and timescales.

Our current climate crisis, created through the burning of fossil fuels, will have a significant impact on our health, livelihoods and environment if specific measures aren’t taken to curb its effects. This is a wide and varied effort which involves collaboration across sectors and industries, public and private. The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network is addressing the commitments of the Net Zero by 2050, Clean Maritime Plan and the Maritime 2050 Strategy by catalysing cross sector activity.

Download our briefing note which details what we are trying to achieve and how we plan on doing this. Learn more about our advisory group and the expertise that each member brings.

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In response to the UK’s commitment to achieve NetZero by 2050, we have also developed a landscape map of the UK port owners, operators, technology providers, industry stakeholders as well as solution providers. Explore and join the interactive landscape map.

Our Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Expert

Mark Wray

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Funding Opportunities

Industry of Future Programme: Industrial Sites

The Industry of Future Programme (IFP) aims to increase the range of options available to industry to enable them to decarbonise at a faster rate.

Opens: 07/09/2021 Closes: 14/10/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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Recorded: 15th October

Decarbonising Ports & Harbours - Solution Roadmapping Workshop

On 15th October 2021, KTN’s Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network is hosting an interactive workshop to commence socialising our thoughts on whiteboards in order to frame, structure, and flow ideas into an upcoming Solutions Roadmapping report dedicated to the ports and harbours community. This exercise is crucial to allow us to take stock of the current solutions available and those at different stages of development.

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