Bryony Livesey, Emma Degg, Dr Chris Williams, Katie Hedges, Gareth Fletcher, Mike Smith,
Sponsored by UKRI
Central to the vision for a net-zero future are the ambitious plans of the UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation challenge that will invest in the development of low-carbon technologies to increase the competitiveness of industry and contribute to the UK’s drive for clean growth. It will reduce the carbon footprint of heavy and energy intensive industries in the UK, such as iron and steel, cement, refining and chemicals.
The £170 million investment by UKRI, matched by £261 million from industry, aims to establish the world’s first net zero industrial clusters by 2040, largely through carbon capture, utilisation and storage and by establishing hydrogen networks.
Today’s session will bring together the six IDC Cluster Plan projects, each of which is developing a blueprint to achieve net-zero emissions in an industrial cluster. The session will explore their plans and discuss the roadmap ahead.
Chair: Bryony Livesey, Challenge Director- ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation, UKRI
● Emma Degg, Chief Executive, North West Business Leadership Team
● Dr Chris Williams, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation, Wales
● Katie Hedges, Head of Low Carbon Strategy, CATCH, Humber
● Gareth Fletcher, Technology Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority
● Mike Smith, Chief Executive, NECCUS