£14m fund to address energy ‘trilemma’

Funding worth £14 million to help find solutions to address the energy ‘trilemma’ has been announced. Innovate UK has opened the second round of the Energy Catalyst competition to provide […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Funding worth £14 million to help find solutions to address the energy ‘trilemma’ has been announced.

Innovate UK has opened the second round of the Energy Catalyst competition to provide investment to businesses and researches that can address the challenges of reducing emissions and cost and improving security of supply.

Funding is available for three stages of technology development: early-stage, mid-stage and late-stage – depending on which cycle the specific technology sits.

Total project costs can be up to £300,000 for early-stage, up to £3 million for mid-stage and up to £10 million for late-stage.

The deadline for registration for early-stage awards is 22nd April 2015.

The projects are expected to contribute towards meeting the UK’s aim of generating 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.