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Net Zero

The UK has declared a “climate emergency” and is committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. All sectors can and will play a critical role in helping the UK meet this target by developing and deploying new technologies, processes, and systems level change. KTN is exploiting the power of its networks and expertise to tackle this key challenge and driver of innovation.

The range of activity and opportunities is truly cross-sector and transformational, going way beyond energy generation and storage technologies. Utilising the powerful connections across KTN we are actively connecting organisations to drive net zero innovation across sectors including transport, infrastructure, manufacturing, chemicals, energy and food production. Innovation in energy generation, energy storage, CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage), hydrogen, industrial decarbonisation, alternative fuels and alternative feedstocks will be key to meeting the net zero ambitions.

Working across all these areas and all its teams KTN is driving innovation by making the right connections from its powerful and diverse network – between and across industry, with innovators, diverse enabling expertise, facilities, and stakeholders – to further develop and deploy technologies, develop future supply chains and create the industrial systems and products of the future.

KTN is committed both to helping businesses find the right funding, and identifying and addressing funding gaps in areas requiring intervention.

Get in touch if you’re looking to transition to a lower carbon/net zero future, or if you have an emerging innovation, enabling technology, knowledge or expertise.

Our Net Zero Expert

Ben Peace

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Funding Opportunities

SBRI Greenhouse Gas Removals Innovation Competition - Phase 1 (Design Study)

The supplier must undertake and report on a design study into the development of innovative greenhouse gas removals or related enabling technologies (excluding afforestation or habitat restoration).

Opens: 09/11/2020 Closes: 05/02/2021

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ATF: moving the UK automotive sector to zero emissions

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £7m for economic or technical feasibility studies to support scale up of the UK’s high-value electrified automotive supply chain.

Opens: 07/12/2020 Closes: 27/01/2021

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Recorded: 20th October

Accelerating Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing: Biomass to Chemicals

We have some world-leading capability in academia and in our RTO community to valorise biomass. Accessing functionality through the use of biomass will be explored in detail within this session.

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Manufacturing and Materials for a Net-Zero future

KTN (in partnership with Innovate UK) presents a collection of inspiring talks from industry that give a taste of a coming wave of change in industry, and how you can get ahead of the curve.

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The march towards Net Zero Carbon is picking up pace, but Ports appear to be bringing up the rear

As activities towards achieving Net Zero Carbon ramp up, KTN’s Mark Wray (Buildings & Infrastructure) and Matthew Moss (Maritime) share their thoughts on the recently published Spending Review and Carbon Budget, and what these mean for the sector.

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