£6m innovation funding for cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels - Competition now open


posted 13 Mar 2015

£6m innovation funding for cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels - Competition now open

Innovate UK has announced funding to support innovation that will reduce the environmental impact, improve efficiency and reduce cost of the extraction and/or use of conventional fossil fuels.

The competition is targeting three sectors in particular:

  • ​Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Energy Intensive Industries

There are two strands to the competition

1. Feasibility studies 

  • ​​Funding is available for feasibility studies led by SMEs and of typical total project size £100-150k with durations up to 12 months. Funding up to 70% is available 

Full details of the feasibility studies competition are available here  

2. Collaborative R&D

  • Funding is available for Collaborative R&D projects of typical total project size £250k-£1.5m and durations up to 3 years. Funding up to 60% is available

Full details of the collaborative R&D competition is available​ here

There is a Briefing Day in London on Tuesday 10th March where you can hear about the scope and application process and meet potential collaborators. To register visit here

The briefing will also be available by webinar. To register for the webinar visit here

Key Dates

The competition opened for both types of project application on 2 March 2015. The deadline for feasibility studies, for which there is a single-stage process, is at noon on 10 June 2015. The deadline for expressions of interest for collaborative R&D, for which there is a two-stage process, is at noon on 15 April 2015.  

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