UKRI is demonstrating its commitment to tackling carbon emissions from industrial clusters with the launch of a £20 million centre for research and innovation.
The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) is run by Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer of Heriot-Watt University, and supported by funding through UKRI’s industrial decarbonisation challenge.
The centre will work in line with the government’s plans for a green industrial revolution, and will be tasked with identifying and researching opportunities to reduce:
It will do so across clusters of energy-intensive industries that currently make a significant contribution to UK emissions.
Connect and empower
IDRIC will connect and empower the UK industrial decarbonisation community with over 140 partners, including:
- industry and business
- government and regulatory agencies
- world-leading academics.
They will work together to deliver an impactful innovation hub for industrial decarbonisation.
The centre will build and provide evidence from the activities of the industrial clusters to:
- help address their challenges
- shape more informed decisions on future decarbonisation options
- support wider policy on the UK’s industrial decarbonisation mission as a whole.
It will also analyse any impact or need for broader institutional reforms for the sector that could help decarbonisation plans work more effectively to meet net-zero and economic targets.
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