The first tranche winners of the BEIS Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 1: Summer 2020 competition were announced today.

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), the trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry in the UK, welcomed the announcement of 14 projects that have successfully received funding.

Three of the projects relate to CCUS; “Phillips 66 Ltd: Refuelling the Humber refinery” (linked to the Humber CCUS cluster), “Tate & Lyle Sugars Ltd: Application of advanced cryogenic carbon capture to smaller scale and dispersed industrial site” and “Essar Oil (UK) Ltd: Stanlow refinery net zero ready furnace replacement” (linked to the HyNet CCUS project).

Of the announcements, Olivia Powis, Head of the CCSA UK Office, said, “Today’s announcements are further proof that the Government is committed to delivering on its CCUS ambitions and is moving forward with projects at pace.”

“This year is already shaping up to be critical for CCUS deployment – with a number of key decisions expected that will ensure we can deliver at least four CCUS clusters by 2030.”

Other announcements made regarding funding competitions which support CCUS and related industry include the launch of the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC), a selection of 24 projects under Phase 1 of the direct air capture and greenhouse gas removal programme, the opening of the £60 million Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition and launch of a £20 million CCUS Innovation 2.0 Competition.