Thursday, January 28, 2021

Humber Cluster Plan secures £1.7m in government funding

The Humber Cluster Plan, a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in the region, has secured £1.7 million in government funding.

The Plan will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.

This joint bid by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH also involves eight private sector partner organisations and was submitted to Innovate UK as part of the Government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Fund scheme, part of the £350 million green recovery package announced by the Prime Minister in July.

The project, totalling £2.6 million, will move the Humber closer to achieving large-scale decarbonisation, with businesses across the Humber working to find effective and lasting solutions for the region.

The eight partner organisations supporting the Humber Cluster Plan are: British Steel, Centrica, Drax, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Phillips 66, SSE Thermal and VPI Immingham.

They include the strategically important refining and steel sectors, as well as major energy producers and low carbon infrastructure providers.

A wider group of businesses will be involved in developing the plan, with all energy-intensive industries in the Humber invited to take part.

“This is a significant opportunity to achieve industrial decarbonisation at a large scale in our region, which has the potential to protect important jobs while helping us to achieve our Net Zero ambitions by 2040,” said Stephen Parnaby, Chair of the Humber LEP.

“This successful outcome has only been possible with the support of our industry partners, who have illustrated there is a huge appetite in the Humber to innovate, collaborate and strive for solutions to create a cleaner, greener future for our vital industries.”

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH, said: “We are delighted that our collaboration with the Humber LEP and industrial partners to form the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan has been successful in securing funding to deliver a route to net zero by 2040 for the regions industrial decarbonisation activities.

“CATCH membership represent some of the UKs highest CO2 emitters and we look forward to developing the regions ambitions to deliver a plan that is central to tackling the net zero challenge.

“Our industry in the Humber region is strategically important and today’s announcement will ensure that existing  industry is sustainable,  whilst attracting new innovative green businesses to the region and upskilling, protecting and creating jobs for the local community.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemichaving a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.




Latest news

Dog food manufacturer sinks teeth into new HQ

A producer of raw dog food has expanded into a major new headquarters and production kitchen at Thorp Arch Estate near Wetherby, as part...

Streets Chartered Accountants’ event explores post-Brexit trading with the EU

Next month, Streets chartered Accountants is hosting a virtual event exploring trade with the EU member states post-Brexit. The transition period has ended, the UK...

COVID-19 prompts radical rethink of manufacturing supply chains

Two thirds of UK manufacturing businesses are planning to introduce dual or multi-sourcing for key components in an effort to avoid the supply disruptions...

Vapour targets £7m revenue as it secures trio of collaborations

Vapour has made a six-figure target in its toolkit amid a trio of new industry collaborations as the Elland-based cloud tech specialist targets £7...

New director appointment for Carter Towler

Clem McDowell has been appointed as the new Director of Leeds-based Chartered Surveyors Carter Towler. Mr McDowell joins the company’s office agency team where he...

Mechan suppling bespoke rail traverser for £29m logistics hub

Sheffield-based Mechan is supplying a multidisciplinary main contractor, Winvic Construction, with a bespoke rail traverser for a new £29 million Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal...

Related news

Streets Chartered Accountants’ event explores post-Brexit trading with the EU

Next month, Streets chartered Accountants is hosting a virtual event exploring trade with the EU member states post-Brexit. The transition period has ended, the UK...

How to start an electrical hire business in 2021

When deciding to open a business, it is always challenging to know exactly where to start. What sector are you going to venture into?...

Explore safe handling and storage of bulk materials with four-day course

Examine the issues surrounding the safe handling and storage of bulk materials in ports and on the sea with this course delivered by The...

Keyland appointed as sole land broker on new framework

Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has been appointed as the sole Land Broker on a...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close