14 January 2022

Funding available for hydrogen bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is providing £5mln in funding to support innovation in hydrogen bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technologies.

hydrogen molecule
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The Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme will run in two phases. Phase 1 (total budget £5mln) will support multiple projects to scope and develop a feasible prototype demonstration project to be run in Phase 2.

Hydrogen BECCS technology solutions are sought across three categories:

  • Feedstock pre-processing - low-cost, energy and material efficient technologies that will optimise biogenic (including biomass and waste) feedstocks for use in advanced gasification technologies.
  • Gasification components - advanced gasification technology components focusing on improving syngas quality and upgrading for generation of hydrogen.
  • Novel biohydrogen technologies - the development of novel biohydrogen technologies that can be combined with carbon capture, such as dark fermentation, anaerobic digestion and waste water treatment.

Find out more and register by 12 noon on 4 March 2022, to access the Phase 1 application form.