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£16 million for Carbon Cutting Entrepreneurs

 

The first phase of the Entrepreneurs Fund is now open to applications. The fund is part of the £35million package announced by DECC earlier this year. There is up to £10million available to support energy efficiency technologies such as building control systems, advanced lighting systems and space heating and cooling technologies. There is also up to £6million available for power generation and energy storage technologies including fuel cells, biomass boilers and heat pumps.

 

The aim of the funding is to speed up the development of low carbon technologies towards commercialisation, helping to cut carbon emissions in the UK, supporting jobs and creating export opportunities.

 

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:

“Low carbon innovation is vital for the growth of our green economy.  This investment will help entrepreneurs with novel ideas get designs off the drawing board and into our homes and businesses, helping cut carbon and spur on growth in this exciting market place.”

 

The scheme will support projects at Technology Readiness level 3 (TRL 3) and above. Innovators will be able to bid for up to £1million to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies and processes. Applications can be made online and must be submitted by 31 October 2012 at the latest.  Successful bidders will be announced later in the year.

 

For information on how to apply click here

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4 people have had something to say so far

Hi Jenni,

I'd like to correspond with any group who are looking for ideas in this field, I've had a particular interest in this for a long time and Have never seen any future in CCS.
I'm a retired electrical engineer and inventor with no ambition to start a business but after 50 years engineering all over the world mainly in oil & gas I have a million ideas looking for development. I'm at tonysmee@hotmail.com

Tony
Posted on 19/09/14 19:36.
Hi Jenni,

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:

“Low carbon innovation is vital for the growth of our green economy. This investment will help entrepreneurs with novel ideas get designs off the drawing board and into our homes and businesses, helping cut carbon and spur on growth in this exciting market place.”

Another £16 million? Where did it go?
I'm not sure if Greg Barker is still in the job, he has no technical knowledge or experience so he wasn't well chosen in the first place, he's a City of London person, well connected with the old boys network but totally unsuited to look after climate change and particularly carbon sequestration and storage which needs some practical engineering knowledge, experience and skills.
Posted on 26/09/14 14:44.
Hi Jenni,

Why don't they put the year on these articles? Some of this stuff is 2012 but it just says submissions by Friday 21 September.
Posted on 11/10/14 19:48.
6 million for carbon cutting entrepreneurs? I could cut half the pollution from shipping but there's no support.

Latest in my life as an engineer, entrepreneur and inventor.

It seems ships produce more CO2 than aircraft, and the dirty pollution that goes with burning low grade fuel oil.
My first model boats using wave energy sailed successfully in 1993, I patented the ideas and did a James Dyson around the UK, being refused by every venture capitalist, banker, business manager and enterprise board.

After the collapse of the Pelamis wave generator in Shetland the Scottish government took over the assets and searched for new ideas, lateral thinking and innovative proposals.
Keeping in mind that DNV-GL have a battery powered ferry boat in Norway, that many ferry & cargo boats are now diesel-electric, and Pelamis did generate electricity, it doesn't take a lot of technical knowledge to put these together to make a wave powered boat storing generated electricity in batteries and using it to propel the boat.

Meanwhile I discover Liquid Robotics Inc in the US who started in 2003 infringing my original patent which had lapsed & was renewed in 2007, had commercialised a small ocean going wave powered unmanned boat to be used for monitoring in the Pacific. Millions in funding poured in, and sales to the US navy and oceanic researchers came in, with a last round of funding of $45 million in 2013. Their story is at http://liquidr.com/

Meanwhile my ideas were rejected by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, they only advise businesses how to do VAT, find an industrial unit, how to do presentations and so on, lots of hype but no help for an inventor to commercialise an obviously bright idea...NO

How can these guys at Innovate UK talk of innovation and accelerating economic growth when an idea with a clear commercial path to success cannot be recognised and supported. This is the lamentable stae of innovation in the UK from someone in the front line, not a bullsh*tter in the government or enterprise industry.
Posted on 26/05/15 13:12.

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