NNFCC to support the UK’s £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio

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Press release: NNFCC to support the UK’s £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio

NNFCC The Bioeconomy Consultancy to provide bioenergy generation and distribution technical support to the UK’s £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio
The prime minister’s Ten Point Plan, published in November 2020, set the country’s goal to be powered by 100% clean energy by 2035, and to become net-zero by 2050. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is investing near to £1 billion through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) to take the UK to its decarbonisation goals.

NNFCC is part of a consortium which was awarded BEIS’ Technical Third Party Support contract for the NZIP, “Lot 5 – Energy Generation and Distribution”. Worth a total £4.3 million over a three-and-half years contract period, “Lot 5” will provide technical support to NZIP projects contributing to the development of new energy technologies, systems and processes. These projects will span across several areas, including hydrogen, nuclear, off- and onshore wind, bioenergy, heat pumps and retrofit, heat distribution, biomass boilers and solar heating. NNFCC will provide support to projects in the area of Bioenergy.

As a strategic consultancy with in-depth knowledge of the bioeconomy, NNFCC has extensive knowledge and experience in the bioenergy industry in the UK. NNFCC routinely supports developers, investors and policy makers with interests in the bioenergy sector to strategically plan and develop robust supply chains, maximising returns from the complex matrix of financial incentives that are available whilst also ensuring sustainability criteria are met. NNFCC’s expertise on the regulatory, financial and technical stakes and challenges within the bioenergy sector will enable it to support NZIP projects towards the UK’s 2035 and 2050 targets.

Led by engineering and systems technology consultancy Frazer-Nash Consultancy, the team in charge of “Lot 5” is composed of 11 small and medium-size enterprises, including NNFCC, Avieco, Baringa, Cambridge Architectural Research, the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Cornwall Insight, Costain, Sirius, Tadek, TNEI and TUV Nord.


Notes to editors:

  • The Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) is a £1 billion fund, announced in the Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, to accelerate the commercialisation of low-carbon technologies, systems and business models in power, buildings, and industry.
  • Read the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s announcement about the government’s investment of over £116 million to drive forward green innovation in the UK here.
  • NNFCC Ltd is a specialist bioeconomy consultancy based in York, the UK. Established in 2003, NNFCC has grown to become a leading independent consultancy focused on understanding biorenewable markets and technologies. They provide global clients with a holistic view of feedstock, technology, policy and market development across the bioeconomy, enabling informed business decisions and sustainable business strategies.NNFCC also provides technical, market and policy expertise on the conversion of biomass and waste to bioenergy, biofuels and biobased products to the UK government. See more at www.nnfcc.co.uk.
  • Earlier this year, NNFCC concluded a contract awarded by BEIS, which aimed to establish the current costs of deploying and running an anaerobic digester to produce biomethane for injection into the grid, in Great Britain. Similarly, NNFCC recently won an ad-hoc technical consultancy contract from DfT to inform the deployment of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) in the UK.

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