UK funds projects vying to develop net zero industrial clusters

Article by Adam Duckett

Supports plans to decarbonise local industries

THE UK Government has given funding to groups that are competing to develop the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040.
Partnerships from industrial heartlands including Teesside, Humberside and South Wales have successfully applied for funding to develop plans to decarbonise their local industries. The competition supports the Government’s wider efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and is split into two strands.

The first funds six partnerships to submit plans for a chance to win a further £8m (US$9.9m) of funding that would be used to produce roadmaps for how clusters could be decarbonised. The second also supports six partnerships but this time for them to develop plans for a chance to win £131m for projects to deploy technology that would significantly reduce emissions from an industrial cluster by 2030.
Those chosen to bid to deploy tech-nology are:

This article is adapted from an earlier online version.

Article by Adam Duckett

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