The Scottish Net Zero Roadmap (SNZR) project has won a £1.23 million share of the UK Government's £8m fund to support the decarbonisation of six major industrial areas.
The SNZR project is led by the industrial carbon capture and storage alliance NECCUS and will analyse Scottish industrial emissions and investigate routes to decarbonising large sections of Scotland’s industry.
The UK Government fund is part of a drive to create the world’s first net-zero emissions industrial zone by 2040 and is the latest phase of its £170m Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge.
The Centre for Energy Policy will be joining 9 industrial partners and the University of Edinburgh in the project. The Centre’s involvement will focus on understanding the public policy challenges of decarbonising industry.
Professor Karen Turner, Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde, said:
This important project paves the way for addressing the crucial technological, economic and policy challenges of reducing emissions from Scotland’s industrial sites.
Scotland’s industries and the supply chains they sustain, provide a key contribution to both the Scottish and wider UK economies and are central to the social fabric of Scotland.
By developing a robust and feasible strategy to support industry to meet Net Zero targets in Scotland, we can show real leadership and reduce the climate impact associated with industrial products and services.
This is crucial for the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of these industries with the aim of ensuring they continue to contribute to a prosperous and sustainable economy and society. At CEP, our aim is to bring crucial public policy understanding and insight to the development of Scotland’s Net Zero Roadmap