New centre shows UKRI’s commitment to industrial decarbonisation
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
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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