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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

IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies in industry

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants for energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions.

Opens: 20/07/2020 Closes: 28/10/2020

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The new KTN SME Accelerator: Accelerating innovative Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology solutions for a Net Zero World

Offering a valuable package of training & support to a cohort of 10-15 promising early & late-stage innovators, in order to accelerate their pathway towards commercialisation and enabling the UK to build more resilient chemical supply chains.

Opens: 02/09/2020 Closes: 30/09/2020

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Recorded: 1st September

Accelerating Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing: The Syngas Economy

This session will explore the opportunities for syngas as a feedstock for the production of fuels or chemicals.

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