Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Podcast - Episode 1: What is driving the move toward net zero?

Posted on: 21/07/2022

In order to have a thriving industrial sector, whilst also meeting the UK’s net zero carbon targets, we need to support the energy intensive industries to reduce their energy demand and carbon emissions associated with their industrial processes.

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) provided by the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is providing capital investment to industrial sites to help them to deploy industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation technologies and make a difference right now. (Applications are open until 9th September 2022.)

Innovate UK KTN and BEIS are pleased to share this short podcast series with you. The discussions led by Innovate UK KTN’s Jenni McDonnell MBE will talk to different stakeholders including policy makers, industrial sites and delivery partners who are helping industrial sites to understand what they could achieve by taking advantage of this opportunity.

Whether you are an industrial site owner, technology provider or someone who is interested in our journey to net zero, why not tune in? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on the topics covered and hope you enjoy this short podcast series.

In episode 1, we speak to Rachel Arber from the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Sebastiaan Van Dort from BSI Group.

This podcast series will explore why we need to support industrial decarbonisation – what policies and standards are helping to drive a change and move the industrial sectors, such as manufacturing, towards net zero carbon.

This podcast was recorded on the 4th July 2022; any events mentioned within the recording have now passed and cannot be signed up for. For further information, please see the links below.


Rachel Arber ( | Head of Policy for the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Sebastiaan van Dort ( | Associate Director – Energy & Sustainability – BSI Group

Click here to download the episode 1 transcript. (This has been transcribed verbatim).

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