Update UK: £ 16 million for Carbon Cutting Entrepreneurs

Low carbon innovation is being given a cash injection with the launch of a £ 16 million fund for entrepreneurs to develop new ideas. The first phase of the Entrepreneurs Fund, part of a £ 35 million fund announced earlier this year, is now open to applications. There is up to £ 10 million 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 £ 6 million available for power generation and energy storage technologies including fuel cells, biomass boilers and heat pumps. The aim of this funding is to speed up the development of low carbon technologies towards commercialisation, helping cut carbon in the UK, supporting jobs and creating export opportunities. A second phase of this scheme, building on the first phase, will be launched in early 2013 with the remaining £ 19 million available. According to the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), the aim of a phased approach is to help assess the demand for this type of funding and test how the scheme works on the ground ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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