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Empowering organisations in their journey to Net Zero.

The UK has committed to an ambitious Net Zero target by 2050.  To help realise these goals, KTN is delivering a range of Net Zero solutions that will have an impact on the large-scale change the planet needs.

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Our future has to be sustainable, our tomorrow very different from our today.  We all have a part to play and time is running out.  Net Zero is a fundamental priority for KTN and you can see evidence of it in much of what we do.

Our experts are working to connect Net Zero innovators with industry to accelerate the adoption of technologies and capabilities across diverse industry sectors.  This needs to be a systemic change: we are working with our networks on initiatives to support businesses to decarbonise, reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and build resilient, low carbon supply chains.

Sustainable innovation that produces environmental and economic impacts is essential.  From our Innovation Exchange programme connecting those like the British Antarctic Survey with Net Zero challenges to the innovators already working on the solutions, to our Innovation Network communities in Cross-Sector Battery Systems, Hydrogen Economy and the Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours, KTN is committed to providing expertise, connections, cross-sector insights and opportunities for businesses.

Check out some of our projects on this page and you’ll also find links to relevant funding competitions.

Get in touch with our experts, join one of our communities or sign up to our mailing list to find out how we can help you deliver a Net Zero future.

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Decarbonising Ports and 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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Net Zero Chemicals

KTN believe that given the ambition for Net Zero and the drive towards a Circular Economy, there is a need to act now to develop new value chains for chemicals from alternative feedstocks so that the UK can lead in Net Zero chemical manufacturing.

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Sustainable Manufacturing

If you are looking to improve your sustainability and resilience, reduce the carbon footprint of your operations, product, resource energy or material costs, or find new uses for waste and contribute to a more circular economy, we can work with you and introduce you to a network of powerful connections.


Net Zero Case Studies


Agrifood, Robotics & AI, Sensors

E-Nano: innovative robots pave the way to more sustainable field management in sports and agriculture

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Biotechnology, Chemistry, Innovation, Investment, Sustainability

Phase Biolabs: Accelerating the path to Net Zero for Chemical Manufacturing

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Agrifood, Biotechnology, Innovation, Investment, Sustainability

Earthly Biochar: Fighting climate change while restoring soil health

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Agrifood, Biotechnology, Sustainability

Insectrial Revolution: Shaping the future of sustainable protein

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Chemistry, Design, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials

C-Tech Innovation: Waste reduction in the corporate clothing recycling industry

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Design, Innovation, Materials, Sustainability

MDF Recovery: World’s first continuous technology to recycle MDF waste

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Current Net Zero funding opportunities

SBRI - Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance: Phase 1

Opens: 17/01/2022
Closes: 16/02/2022

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry.

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

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

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.

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Hydrogen BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) Innovation Programme

Opens: 12/01/2022
Closes: 04/03/2022

BEIS is providing funding to support innovation in hydrogen BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) technologies, with £5m for phase 1.

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Novel energy storage for sea and land based applications

Opens: 10/01/2022
Closes: 21/02/2022

The Innovate UK KTN Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside a British multinational company that is trying to overcome a significant challenge related to energy storage. To help address this challenge, the company is looking for solution providers across the research and innovation ecosystem.

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Related News


Apply now for the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Programme 2022

Last year Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN ran the first Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme, with every single SME in the 2021 cohort seeing a positive outcome ranging from investment to partnership opportunities. If you’re an SME in the electric vehicle battery sector, apply now for the 2022 programme!

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Study highlights the need for a Contracts for Difference mechanism to grow a UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel industry

A study finds industry is mostly supportive of a Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism as a price stability mechanism to develop a UK sustainable aviation fuel industry alongside a mandate.

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Net Zero Events



Off Highway Webinar & Workshop - Joint Hydrogen Economy and Cross - Sector Battery Systems Innovation Networks event

13.30 - 15.00 | Online

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Decarbonising Ports & Harbours - Solution Roadmapping Workshop

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Our Net Zero Experts

Emma McKenna

Head of Net Zero


John Ransford

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Energy