Webinar 2 - Behaviour Change and Circular Economy
26 Oct 2022 11:00
26 Oct 2022 12:00
On 26 October, 11:00 to 12:00, join Innovate UK KTN and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for the second webinar of the new ‘Behaviour Change & Business’ series focusing on behaviour change across the value chain and how its intervention contributes to Circulate Economy in sectors such as Wool, Aluminium and Chemicals. This event is in partnership with the Innovate UK KTN Circular Economy Innovation Network.
During this event, the team of Exeter University as well as Circular Economy experts Peter Hopkinson, Merryn Haines-Gadd and Zaneta Muranko, will share case studies that illustrate the intersection between theory, challenges and insight to action for measurable positive results.
Defence Sourcing Portal: Connectivity of Disparate Remote Autonomous Systems
26 Apr 2022 09:30
26 Apr 2022 11:30
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), supported by Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN, have launched the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF).
The NZHF was included in the Prime Minister’s 10 point plan, the UK Hydrogen Strategy, the UK Government Energy Security Strategy launched on the 7th April and the £375 million package of support for innovative energy technologies launched on the 8th April.
Up to £240m in funding is available and will fund the development and deployment of low carbon hydrogen production to de-risk investment and reduce lifetime costs. Both strands will support multiple hydrogen production technologies.
The aim of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) is to provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) and development expenditure (DEVEX). This will support the commercial deployment of new low carbon hydrogen production projects during the 2020s.
This is to ensure the UK has a diverse and secure decarbonised energy system fit for meeting our ambition of 10GW low carbon hydrogen production by 2030, and commitment to reach net zero by 2050.
The competition will be published on 19th April and opens on 25th April 2022.
Strand 1 (which closes on 22nd June 2022) will provide development expenditure (DEVEX) for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED activities, aiming to build the pipeline of hydrogen production projects to measurably move these closer to deployment.
Strand 2 (which closes on 6th July 2022) will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) support for hydrogen production projects that do not require revenue support through the Hydrogen Business Model (HBM). Applicants for strand 2 must demonstrate how they will develop a credible project that will contribute to the at-scale production of low-carbon hydrogen by 2025.
Join our webinar on 26th April 2022 to hear more about the competition scope, timelines and key application criteria.
Hydrogen for Transport Masterclass
25 Apr 2022 15:03
28 Apr 2022 15:03
This FREE* Hydrogen for Transport Masterclass will give SME's an introduction to hydrogen production and its potential uses. During this four-day masterclass we will explore policy, legislation and hydrogen safety.
Repowering the Black Country: A Circular Economy Perspective
12 Apr 2022 11:00
12 Apr 2022 12:30
To achieve net-zero, we will need to restructure our industrial base around 21st-century manufacturing hubs. Along with energy efficiency, the circular economy is playing a growing role in this transition by putting supply chain redesign at the centre of it. More and more major manufacturers are actively addressing the issue, adjusting their production processes and investigating ways to recover old products from customers in order to give them a second life or recover valuable parts. The transition to a more resource-efficient manufacturing and economy is built on supply chains in which product lifecycles are extended, volumes and materials are optimized, novel use models are launched, and new solutions for end-of-life recycling are developed.
Sustainable Business – A focus on Solihull
29 Mar 2022 11:00
29 Mar 2022 12:30
Sustainability can mean many things within the business world. Net zero and sustainability are without doubt key issues for businesses, yet many still feel confused or overwhelmed by what it all means. In this 90-minute webinar, in partnership with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, we will demystify these issues and advise Solihull businesses on the support that is available to help them on their journey to a more sustainable, net zero future.
We will provide guidance on the areas of your business to focus on, including supply chains, materials, processes, and energy usage. We will also identify grants and support programmes available to help, including a free year’s subscription to the UK’s leading online sustainability platform, Zellar.
Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme - Virtual Supplier Engagement Workshop
23 Nov 2021 10:00
23 Nov 2021 02:00
As part of the previous Energy Innovation Portfolio funding scheme, BEIS commissioned a review and benchmarking study of Advanced Gasification Technologies, which are expected to play a significant role in the UK’s net zero transition. This study has fed into the development of a new Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme, which will support technologies with the potential to produce hydrogen from biogenic feedstocks while capturing carbon dioxide. This fund will open early in the New Year, but for those interested in finding out more about it, BEIS is running a supplier engagement session on 23 November.
Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme - Virtual Supplier Engagement Workshop Registration, Tue 23 Nov 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite
The Net Zero series: Towards a sustainable future - Sustainable Energy
16 Nov 2021 11:00
16 Nov 2021 12:30
In November we will be discussing Sustainable Energy: To succeed in limiting global warming, the UK urgently needs to use energy efficiently while embracing clean energy sources to make things move, heat up and cool down. How can we deliver cheaper, clean energy systems across the world? In what ways will energy, tech and auto firms converge and how will this impact the evolution of smart grids? What will be the business models that will succeed in 21st-century energy markets?
CR PLUS SPEAKING AT IETF EVENT
10 Nov 2021 09:00
10 Nov 2021 16:30
CR Plus have been successful in support IETF projects through project narrative formation as well as supporting projects in the engineering delivery.
The Net Zero series: Towards a sustainable future - Sustainable Materials
19 Oct 2021 11:00
19 Oct 2021 12:30
In October we will be discussing Sustainable Materials.
Black Country Business Festival Event
14 Oct 2021 11:00
14 Oct 2021 13:00
Repowering the Black
Register & learn more about:
- An interactive platform for businesses to navigate decarbonisation & cut energy bills
- The industrial decarbonisation strategy & your businesses
- Schemes & incentives being considered by @GOVUK
#RepoweringtheBC at #BCBF_21
The Net Zero series - Sustainable Supply Chains
21 Sep 2021 11:00
21 Sep 2021 12:30
In September we will be discussing Sustainable Supply Chains: To help reach net-zero we need to look at our supply chains and explore ways to make them more efficient. By adopting digital technologies for faster and improved efficiency, the increased sustainability of UK manufacturing will result in reduced waste, reuse of resources and reduction of carbon emissions.
The Net Zero series - Sustainable Industry
20 Jul 2021 11:00
20 Jul 2021 12:30
This month we will be discussing Sustainable Industry: Industry accounts for around one-sixth of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. More efficient manufacturing practices, higher recycling rates, electrification, hydrogen, renewable power and carbon capture can together help cut industrial emissions by two thirds by 2035, and by over 90% by 2050.
The Net Zero series: Sustainable Buildings
24 Jun 2021 11:00
24 Jun 2021 12:30
How will climate change shape the homes, offices and public buildings of the future, and what role can our buildings play in reaching net-zero? Experts discuss the step changes we'll need in constructing, maintaining and powering our buildings, and the tech that can help us get there.
Circular Economy Club Birmingham & The West Midlands - June Meet Up
15 Jun 2021 12:30
15 Jun 2021 14:00
WMCA West Midlands Circular Economy Routemap overview and Q&A with the opportunity to feedback.
The Net Zero series: Sustainable Transport
18 May 2021 11:00
18 May 2021 12:30
This is the second session in our #NetZero talks series, where experts shed light on the work undertaken by UKRI’s flagship programme -the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund - to help the UK build back greener.
The Net Zero series: Sustainable Food
29 Apr 2021 11:00
29 Apr 2021 12:30
Sustainable Food: In the face of radical climate change, global resource scarcity, technological advancement and pervasive connectivity; how will our food systems change? What role will technology play in shaping the future of the farming and food industry? How can new technologies contribute to more sustainable, more efficient food production and less waste?
Circular Economy Club Birmingham & The West Midlands - March Meet Up
25 Mar 2021 16:30
25 Mar 2021 18:00
Exploring the role of circularity in farming to support local loops, reduce carbon and create healthier communities.
Circular Economy Club Birmingham & The Midlands - Christmas Social
15 Dec 2020 17:00
15 Dec 2020 18:00
We'd like to invite you to the CEC Birmingham & The Midlands Christmas social. Bring a mince pie, mulled wine and your circular wishlist for Santa's Little Helpers (aka your fellow CEC members) to brainstorm how to make your circular dreams come true in 2021!
Circular Cities Week 2020 - Birmingham & West Midlands
05 Nov 2020 10:00
05 Nov 2020 11:30
We will be exploring how a circular food sector/system can have a positive impact socially as well as environmentally and economically. Discussions will include the additional pressures and opportunities that COVID 19 has presented us with, and cover some regional CE food examples.
Circular Economy Club Birmingham & The Midlands - Virtually Circular Social
01 Jul 2020 16:00
01 Jul 2020 17:00
We'd like to invite you to the next CEC Birmingham & The Midlands social, it will be virtual, pets, children and plants all welcome to join the foray as we talk about going circular in this still unknown new world order.