Research & Innovation

A whole systems approach to accelerate industrial decarbonisation

Informed by a whole-systems approach, IDRIC research addresses key cross-cutting challenges of industrial decarbonisation:

Low carbon technologies

  • fuel switching and energy storage (electrification, hydrogen and bio-fuels)
  • carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)
  • greenhouse gas removal (through the capture of carbon from the atmosphere, from biomass or from waste)
  • bespoke technologies for decarbonising industry-specific processes

Systems and scale up

  • innovative planning and decision-making tools for infrastructure and supply chain development
  • development of business models and regulatory frameworks
  • collaboration and sharing of innovative practice across industries and the wider economy

Social, economic and policy aspects

  • skills pathways for low carbon industry
  • roadmaps that support a just transition
  • initiatives that stimulate public dialogue and support for industrial decarbonisation.

Multidisciplinary Integrated Programs

IDRIC has launched its first wave of over 40 research and innovation projects.

Projects are grouped into 9 Multidisciplinary Integrated Programms (MIPs), each addressing a key challenge or pathway for industrial decarbonsiation (with some themes, e.g. hydrogen or CCUS, or policy and social aspects, covered in more than one MIP).

To open a list of projects within each MIP, please scroll down and click on the MIP headings.

For more information or to feed into our second wave of research starting in 2022, please contact us at or