Net Zero

Empowering organisations in their journey to Net Zero. The UK has committed to an ambitious Net Zero target by 2050. To help realise these goals, KTN is delivering a range of Net Zero solutions that will have an impact on the large-scale change the planet needs.

Our future has to be sustainable, our tomorrow very different from our today. We all have a part to play and time is running out. Net Zero is a fundamental priority for KTN and you can see evidence of it in much of what we do.

Our experts are working to connect Net Zero innovators with industry to accelerate the adoption of technologies and capabilities across diverse industry sectors. This needs to be a systemic change: we are working with our networks on initiatives to support businesses to decarbonise, reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and build resilient, low carbon supply chains.

Sustainable innovation that produces environmental and economic impacts is essential. From our Innovation Exchange programme connecting those like the British Antarctic Survey with Net Zero challenges to the innovators already working on the solutions, to our Innovation Network communities in Cross-Sector Battery Systems, Hydrogen Economy, Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours, Net Zero Places and Circular Economy, KTN is committed to providing expertise, connections, cross-sector insights and opportunities for businesses.

Check out some of our projects on this page and you’ll also find links to relevant funding competitions.

Get in touch with our experts, join one of our communities or sign up to our mailing list to find out how we can help you deliver a Net Zero future.

NET ZERO RELATED SECTORS

Decarbonising Ports and Harbours

The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.

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Net Zero Case Studies

<strong>E-Nano:</strong> innovative robots pave the way to more sustainable field management in sports and agriculture
Agrifood, Robotics & AI, Sensors

E-Nano: innovative robots pave the way to more sustainable field management in sports and agriculture

When it comes to sport and agriculture field management, there are many practices like over use of pesticides, weed killers, fertilisation and irrigation, that have a…

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<strong>Phase Biolabs:</strong> Accelerating the path to Net Zero for Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology, Chemistry, Innovation, Investment, Sustainability

Phase Biolabs: Accelerating the path to Net Zero for Chemical Manufacturing

Phase Biolabs is an innovative biotechnology and carbon recycling company launched in response to UK’s Net Zero commitments. To reach this target, they leverage gas fermentation…

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<strong>C-Tech Innovation:</strong> Waste reduction in the corporate clothing recycling industry
Chemistry, Design, Innovation, Manufacturing, Materials

C-Tech Innovation: Waste reduction in the corporate clothing recycling industry

With the support of KTN’s manufacturing team and Innovate UK, C-Tech Innovation Ltd have developed a solution to reduce wastage in the corporate clothing recycling industry.…

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<strong>MDF Recovery:</strong> World’s first continuous technology to recycle MDF waste
Design, Innovation, Materials, Sustainability

MDF Recovery: World’s first continuous technology to recycle MDF waste

MDF Recovery (MDFR), based in Anglesey, North Wales, has successfully completed proof of concept trials and is now actively scaling up the process that will allow the recovery of wood…

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<strong>Earthly Biochar</strong>: Fighting climate change while restoring soil health

Earthly Biochar: Fighting climate change while restoring soil health

Earthly Biochar, a start-up founded in 2018, aims to combat climate change while restoring soil health through biochar, a carbon-negative emissions technology for industry and gardeners…

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<strong>Beta Bugs</strong>: Shaping the Future of Sustainable Protein

Beta Bugs: Shaping the Future of Sustainable Protein

Insect protein has the potential to help address key global challenges such as feeding a growing world population while reducing land use and providing environmental benefits…

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Related Opportunities

Net Zero Living: Fast Followers

Opens: 18/01/2023 Closes: 01/03/2023

Local authorities can apply for a share of up to £6 million to build skills and capabilities to accelerate local progress towards net zero.

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: closing February 2023

Opens: 10/10/2022 Closes: 17/02/2023

The £289m Industrial Energy Transformation Fund has been supporting the permanent deployment of industrial energy efficiency and decarbonization technologies on industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since July 2020. Your final opportunity to apply for funding from this successful

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Hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 13/02/2023 Closes: 26/04/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £4.35 million for CR&D projects related to hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain.

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Related Events and Recordings

Thu
26
Jan
2023

Innovate UK's Net Zero Living Programme: Fast Followers Competition Briefing

15.00 - 16.00 | Online

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Thu
26
Jan
2023

Horizon Europe: Climate calls, Mission Adaptation to Climate and Mission Cities

10.00 - 12.00 GMT | Online

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Wed
1
Feb
2023

Local Net Zero Targets & Behaviour Change

11.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Tue
28
Feb
2023

Energy-smart places: delivering net zero

09.00 - 17.00 | Manchester & Online

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Mon
20
Mar
2023

Glimpse of the Climate Future workshop - March 2023

14.00 - 16.00 | Online

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Find out more about Innovate UK’s Net Zero Power programme

20/01/2023

Find out more about Innovate UK’s Net Zero Power programme

Innovate UK’s Net Zero Power programme aims to accelerate commercialisation of low-regret, high-potential solutions by linking innovators with customers and private investors and supporting the most promising technologies through our funding opportunities.

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HydroGenerally - Episode 6: Waste to Hydrogen

28/11/2022

HydroGenerally - Episode 6: Waste to Hydrogen

Listen to this discussion on why converting waste to hydrogen is so important, and explore the hydrogen transition opportunities and challenges in this sector, with Innovate UK KTN’s Steffan Eldred and Debra Jones, who are joined by special guest Rob Dent from BOC UK & Ireland.

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