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EPSRC Reference: EP/V027050/1
Title: Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
Principal Investigator: Maroto-Valer, Professor MM
Other Investigators:
Brandon, Professor NP Korre, Professor A Taylor, Professor G
Ding, Professor Y Geels, Professor FW Radcliffe, Dr J
Armstrong, Dr L Trusler, Professor JPM Taylor, Professor P
Pourkashanian, Professor M Ling Chin, Dr J Howe, Professor J M
Barron, Professor A R Teagle, Professor DAH Pearce, Mr JM
McManus, Professor MC van der Spek, Dr M W Dawood, Professor N
Bowen, Professor P Guwy, Professor A Devine-Wright, Professor P
Christopoulos, Dr D Shah, Professor N Strachan, Professor N
Durucan, Professor S Roskilly, Professor AP Irvine, Professor J
McGregor, Professor H Lockwood, Dr M F Sovacool, Professor B
Renforth, Dr P Garcia Lopez, Dr S Hough, Mr E
Gough, Dr C Maddy, Mr J Akhurst, Dr MC
Andresen, Dr J Hardalupas, Professor Y Worsley, Professor D
Pidgeon, Professor NF
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Air Products and Chemicals Aker Solutions Aurelia Turbines Oy
Bellona Foundation Black Country LEP Business in the Community
Calgavin Ltd (Birmingham) Celsa Steel UK Centre for Process Innovation Limited
Centrica Storage Limited Ceres Power Ltd Chemical Industries Association Ltd
China Huaneng Group Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Inno Committee on Climate Change
Confederation of Paper Industries CR Plus Ltd Decarbonised Gas Alliance (DGA)
Department for the Economy (NI) Diageo Great Britain Limited Doosan Power Systems
Drax Power Limited Drochaid Research Services Limited Element Energy Ltd
Energy Technology Partnership Engineering Construction Equinor
Food and Drink Federation Future South Future Towns Innovation Hub
Glass Futures Ltd Henry Royce Institute Highview Power Storage
Humber Local Enterprise Partnership(LEP) IBioIC (Industrial Biotech Innov Ctr) Ineos
Innovatium Group Limited Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd ITM Power Plc
JJ Bioenergy Ltd John Wood Group plc Johnson Matthey
Liberty Steel UK Low Emissions Resources Global, Ltd Membranology
National Engineering Laboratory NECCUS North East Process Industry ClusterNEPIC
North West Business Leadership Team North West Hydrogen Alliance Northern Gas Networks
Northern Powergrid NSG Group (UK) Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
OGTC (formerly Oil and Gas Tech Centre) Oil and Gas Authority Optimat
Pale Blue Dot Peel L&P Environmental Limited Petroineos Manufacturing Scotland Ltd
Princes Foods Progressive Energy Limited Quantum ES
RFC Power Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
Scottish Hydrogen &Fuel Cell Assoc SHFCA Sembcorp Energy UK Limited Siemens
SP Energy Networks Tata Steel Tees Valley Mayoral Combined Authority
The Manufacturing Technology Centre Ltd Tyseley Energy Park Limited UK Petroleum Industry Association Ltd
UK Steel Uniper Technologies Ltd. UnitBirwelco Ltd
University of Oxford Vale Europe Limited VPI Immingham
Welsh Water (Dwr Cymru)
Department: Sch of Engineering and Physical Science
Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 April 2021 Ends: 31 October 2024 Value (£): 20,273,715
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioenergy Carbon Capture & Storage
Sustainable Energy Vectors
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Energy
Manufacturing R&D
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
11 Aug 2020 ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre- Full Proposal Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
The decarbonisation of industrial clusters is of critical importance to the UK's ambitions of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The UK Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC) of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) aims to establish the world's first net-zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040 and at least one low-carbon cluster by 2030.

The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) has been formed to support this Challenge through funding a multidisciplinary research and innovation centre, which currently does not exist at the scale, to accelerate decarbonisation of industrial clusters.

IDRIC works with academia, industry, government and other stakeholders to deliver the multidisciplinary research and innovation agenda needed to decarbonise the UK's industrial clusters. IDRIC's research and innovation programme is delivered through a range of activities that enable industry-led, multidisciplinary research in cross-cutting areas of technology, policy, economics and regulation.

IDRIC connects and empowers the UK industrial decarbonisation community to deliver an impactful innovation hub for industrial decarbonisation. The establishment of IDRIC as the "one stop shop" for research and innovation, as well as knowledge exchange, regulation, policy and key skills will be beneficial across the industry sectors and clusters.

In summary, IDRIC will connect stakeholders, inspire and deliver innovation and maximise impact to help the UK industrial clusters to grow our existing energy intensive industrial sectors, and to attract new, advanced manufacturing industries of the future.

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