Systems, infrastructure and technologies for providing low-carbon fuels

IDRIC Project MIP 2.3

University of Birmingham
University of South Wales
Black Country Consortium Ltd
Tyseley Energy Park
CR+

Background

This project focuses on the design of new infrastructure and systems to provide low-C fuels and heat to industry, away from the main clusters

Industry emissions away from the six clusters account for c. 50 MtCO2, just over half of all emissions from the sector. In industry, 47% (8.5 Mtoe) of energy demand is met by natural gas, predominantly for high and low temperature processes and drying/separation, so the associated emissions will not be directly affected by electricity decarbonisation.

To meet net-zero commitments these emissions, dispersed across the UK, need to be addressed. The appropriate supply-side option will be dependent on the use case and local context, but this data is scarce.

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe

Principal Investigator
University of Birmingham

Project Team

University of Birmingham:

Dr Thomas Fender

Aim

The objective of the project is to inform the design of new technologies, infrastructure and systems to provide low-C energy (as gas, heat or electricity) to industry, enabled by the six main clusters, and drive large-scale decarbonisation. This includes low-C gas and heat either produced at clusters and distributed to other locations,through pipelines/transport, or locally. We will co-develop a framework with industry partners to capture and analyse data, assess potential options and develop implementation pathways, which will be applied at a national scale.

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Meet the Team

 

Team 1

Dr Thomas Fender

University of Birmingham

 

Team 1

Dr Thomas Fender

University of Birmingham

Associated Outputs