The BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) - phase 3
A total of £8 million in funding will be available to fund industrial scale demonstrations of novel technologies with the potential to reduce energy consumption, maximise resource efficiency and cut carbon emissions.
Successful applicants can typically expect to receive between 40-60% funding for their project, with IEEA contributions typically between £150k with £1m per project and the remainder to be funded by the applicant(s).
The BEIS IEEA is a funding programme designed to support partnerships between developers of energy/resource efficient technologies and industrial companies willing to demonstrate the technologies on-site. The programme is managed by the Carbon Trust with support from Jacobs and KTN. It represents a unique opportunity for UK technology developers to bring their innovations to market, and to prove their technology works at scale in a production environment.
The programme is open to projects from all UK industry sectors that can demonstrate either a novel technology (targeting Technology Readiness Level 5-8), or the use of an established technology in a novel way.
Being part of the IEEA will allow promising innovators to:
- Demonstrate their technology in an operational environment
- Increase confidence from potential users
- Access incubation and marketing support
And it will provide forward-looking industrial companies with an opportunity to implement pioneering technologies with decreased risk and cost.
There is no requirement to have participated in phase 1 or phase 2 before applying to phase 3.
Who can apply to the IEEA?
Projects should comprise an industrial partner that will demonstrate the technology at their site, and (usually) a technology developer that has developed the new technology. Other project partners can be included in a consortium such as research organisations, universities, specialist technology suppliers and consultants.
Projects which are eligible
- Demonstration of a novel technology, or a commercial technology in a novel way
- Project will lead to a reduction of carbon emissions through reduced energy use and/or resource efficiency
- Energy/resource efficiency is achieved in the production stage (i.e. not distribution, use or disposal)
- Project must have good scale-up and commercial replication potential in the UK industrial sector
- The industrial processes that the IEEA targets are typically found in the following in-scope sectors: manufacturing (SIC 10-33), aggregates (SIC 08), water, waste (SIC 36-39) and data centres (SIC 63110).
- Efficient industrial process technologies with Technology Readiness Level currently 5 – 8. Progress to TRL8 or 9 during the project.
- Novel technology – or commercial technology not currently demonstrated in the UK, or in the planned demonstration sector.
- Eligible technologies include: – Energy saving projects; reduced waste use; reduced waste production; re-use of water or waste OR – Reduced use of raw materials; use of demonstrably lower carbon materials; material recycling or re-use INCLUDING – Advanced digital technology, including enhanced sensors & controls and process learning for process optimisation leading to superior energy and resource efficiencies within the demonstration project.
- Commercial technology developers
- Industrial companies with a demonstration site in the UK
- Research Organisations – including universities, research and technology organisations, trade associations, charities etc
- Other private sector companies – including consultancies, specialist equipment or material suppliers etc
Out of scope – the following project types are not eligible for IEEA funding:
- Buildings, building fabric, building services (e.g. space heating, cooling and ventilation)
- On-grid electricity generation or electricity storage technology
- On-site renewables technology (e.g. wind, biomass, PV, solar thermal etc)
- Carbon capture and storage
- Fuel switching (unless there is also an energy reduction)
- Vehicles and reductions in transportation
- Fuel production
Click here for a recording of the launch event for phase 3 (recorded 14th October 2021).
If you have a preliminary idea, please fill in the form at the Carbon Trust’s page below, and their team will provide you with a preliminary assessment of the potential eligibility of the technology/project before you proceed to a full application.