Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million for grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £40 million
Opens: 8th Mar 2021
Closes: 14th Jul 2021
This competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites. This is the second round of the IETF Phase 1 competition.
The Industrial Energy Technology Fund (IETF) will support the onsite deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes.
This competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites.
Eligible technologies must have been proven to work through successful operations or be qualified through test and demonstration. This corresponds to Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) of 8, 9 and above.
Energy saving solutions will differ from site to site, but some examples of eligible technologies include:
Through this strand of the competition, we are not funding:
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Your project must:
At the end of your project you must have installed and begun to operate (or be ready to operate) the energy efficiency technology.
Your project work must be carried out at a single manufacturing site or data centre in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.
This competition is aimed at businesses that use energy or produce direct emissions as a result of their industrial processes.
IETF is not seeking to fund general research, development, and testing of a technology solution. Technology developers are not eligible to apply as lead applicants. Industrial processes refer to a set of economic activities as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). Businesses are allocated a SIC code at the time of registering at Companies House. You will need to check your business SIC code to make sure you are eligible.
For this competition your business must fall into the following categories of activity:
To lead a project your organisation must also:
A site is defined as the postcode, or multiple directly adjoining postcodes at which the project takes place.
The lead applicant must be the owner of the industrial process or data centre operator. A third party (for example, a consultancy or an energy service company) can prepare an application on behalf of the lead applicant. However, BEIS will not have a legal relationship with, or pay money to a third party.
To collaborate with the lead your organisation must:
A total of £40 million has been allocated to fund 2 competition strands.
The minimum threshold for grant awards is £100,000 towards the total eligible costs of the project. The maximum grant funding that an individual project can claim is £14 million.
Your application can be made up of multiple projects and there is no minimum cost per project. You must make sure that:
The government can in certain circumstances, offer additional financial support to organisations acting economically if they are conducting projects located in specific geographical areas.
If your project is located in assisted area A you could receive funding for your eligible project costs of:
If your project is located in assisted area C you could receive funding for your eligible project costs of:
If your project is located in another area you could receive funding for your eligible project costs of:
For further information on assisted areas please see the Supplementary Grant Award Guidance.