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Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme

Fund Name

BEIS Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme

Project Value

Up to £5m

Deadline

04.03.2022

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Summary

The overall objective of the Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme is to support the development of technologies that will enable the commercialisation and deployment of Hydrogen BECCS at scale to achieve negative emission and hydrogen production targets as outlined in the UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget covering greenhouse gas emissions for the period 2033-2037.

 

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Fund Details

The programme will be split into two phases. Phase 1 (total budget £5m) will support multiple projects to scope and develop a feasible prototype demonstration project to be run in Phase 2. Phase 2 will select the most promising projects from Phase 1 and support the proposed physical demonstration of their innovation.

In both phases of the competition the development of technologies within three categories will be supported:

• Category 1: Feedstock pre-processing
• Category 2: Gasification components
• Category 3: Novel biohydrogen technologies

A maximum of £5m will be available for Phase 1 feasibility studies, with a maximum expected value of £250k (excluding VAT) per project. BEIS reserves the right to allocate more or less than the total budget depending on the number and quality of applications received and budget availability.

The maximum funding available per project in Phase 2 depends on the category which is applied to:

• Category 1 (feedstock pre-processing) £2.5m (excluding VAT)
• Category 2 (gasification components) £5m (excluding VAT)
• Category 3 (novel biohydrogen technologies) £5m (excluding VAT)

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, proposed projects must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

This Competition is to support the development of innovative Hydrogen BECCS projects. It is to support the development of technologies that are not yet commercial from Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) 4 to 6 at the start of the project.

The project lead must be a UK registered company, academic, research, public, third sector or community organisation.

Phase 1 and Phase 2 activities funded in the Competition must be conducted largely in the UK.

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