25 Oct 2021
The £55 million Industrial Fuel Switching competition will support innovation in the development of pre-commercial fuel switch and fuel switch enabling technology for the industrial sector, to help industry switch from high to lower carbon fuels. Funding will be awarded through Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) contracts, providing 100% funding for pre-commercial solutions.
There are 2 phases to the competition:
- Phase 1 – Feasibility: funding for feasibility studies into fuel switch and fuel switch enabling solutions, with £50,000 to £300,000 available per project
- Phase 2 – Demonstration: funding for projects to demonstrate fuel switch and fuel switch enabling solutions, with £1 million to £6 million available per project
The competition will support fuel switch and fuel switch enabling technologies at Technology Readiness (TRL) Level 4 to 7 at the start of the project.
Funding is divided into 3 Lots:
- fuel switch and fuel switch enabling technologies for hydrogen.
- fuel switch and fuel switch enabling technologies for electrification
- fuel switch and fuel switch enabling technologies for biomass, wastes, and other net zero compatible fuels
How to apply for Phase 1
Phase 1 (Feasibility) is now open to applications.
- read the guidance document for information on the competition and the application process
- submit a completed registration form by 2pm, 22 November 2021
- submit a completed application form with the declaration documents, by 2pm, 29 November 2021
Once you have registered, you will receive a password to access the application form. You do not need to have submitted an expression of interest to be able to register. If you do submit a registration form, you are under no obligation to apply.
To help prepare your application, a Word version of the application form is linked to from within the online form. Final applications must be submitted by the deadline, using the online application form. Late submissions will not be accepted
Phase 2 (Demonstration) will open in late 2022 to all applicants, whether or not they have taken part in Phase 1.