Key features: Collaborative R&D and feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in conventional fossil fuels.
Programme: Collaborative research and development
Award: Up to £5m
Opens: 02 Mar 2015, 00:00
Registration closes: 09 Apr 2015, 12:00
Closes: 15 Apr 2015, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Cleaner, more efficient conventional fuels - Collaborative R&D
Up to £1m of the total funding will be available for smaller-scale feasibility studies (or pre-industrial research). These can be collaborative but must be led by an SME (working with large businesses, other SMEs or research organisations) or developed by a single SME. Feasibility studies also attract public funding. Innovate UK will fund 70% of eligible project costs for small enterprises, 60% for medium enterprises and 50% for large enterprises. We expect feasibility projects to range in size from £100k to £150k.
In addition, up to £1 million is available through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for the academic element of projects that fall within NERC-remit and fulfil NERC's criteria for support and focus on translation of existing research outcomes to meet industry issues and challenges.
- support SMEs developing technologies in this area to link with operators, large companies, research organisations and other SMEs
- support the development of technologies that make most effective use of UK continental shelf resources and existing infrastructure
- develop technologies to maximise the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of fossil fuel use
- drive earlier maturation of next-generation technologies for carbon abatement.
- oil and gas field efficiency, management and decommissioning
- advanced fossil-fuel process technologies and product innovation in power generation and energy-intensive industries
- fuel switching with lower-carbon substitutes
- carbon capture and storage in power generation and energy-intensive industries.
- maximising oil and gas recovery (including production efficiency, well construction and measurement)
- subsea technologies
- carbon capture and storage (CCS)
- carbon abatement – efficiency, reliability and flexibility
- co-firing biomass with fossil fuels.
- industry-focused carbon capture & storage (CCS)
- fuel switching with low-carbon substitutes
alternative process technologies and product innovation.
Funding allocation and project details
- Competition briefing in London: 10 March 2015
- Registration deadline: 9 April 2015 noon
- Expressions of interest (EOI) deadline: 15 April 2015 noon
- Stage 2 opens for invited applicants: 4 May 2015
- Deadline for invited applications: 10 June 2015 noon
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