The IEEA programme was launched in 2017. Through phases 1 and 2 a total of £8.1 million has been awarded by UK government, leveraging another £7.6 million from private sector funding, to support 16 different projects. The projects cover a wide range of sectors, from cement to paper manufacture to wastewater treatment. The focus has been on innovations with large cross-sector energy saving and carbon reduction potential. The innovations are all rigorously tested in an operational industrial environment against an agreed Measurement and Verification (M&V) plan. Together, these projects have the potential to deliver 40.6TWh of energy savings by 2031, which is the equivalent to powering 12% of the UK's electricity consumption for one year (2019).
Discover the technologies demonstrated in phases 1 and 2
Wastewater treatment and separation technology, capable of operating using low grade waste heat or renewable energy, with zero emissions to air or water.
Agritec Systems Limited
Energy efficient processing of Animal-By-Product (ABP), simultaneously separating it into solids, heavy liquid (water), and light liquid (tallow/oil) at low temperature.
Mineral Products Association (MPA)
Formulating, developing and testing low carbon multi-component cements for various construction applications, reducing the need for energy intensive cement clinker production.
Energy efficient dewatering technology for the paper and pulp industry through improved control of process water cleanliness.
A new application for Liquid Air Energy Storage in which liquid air is efficiently generated, stored, and then released to provide compressed air to an industrial site.
Substitution of hot water with cold electrolysed water in hygiene applications, particularly in the food and drink industry.
More accurate control of total dissolved solids (TDS) in steam boilers to avoid poor-quality steam, scaling and excessive boiler water blowdown.
Low-grade waste heat energy recovery system using shape memory alloy, for the generation of clean electricity.
Matrix moulding systems
Using ultrasonic technology to enhance the flow of polymer during injection moulding, thus reducing the heating and then cooling energy required.
Low thermal mass technology for polymer manufacturing by eliminating conventional steam heating within compression moulding.
Developing a magnetically geared motor to displace inefficient gearboxes and pulley systems commonly used by industry.
University of Hull
An innovative evaporative (dew point) cooler with highly enhanced coefficient of performance for data centres.
Advanced NanoPulse filtration system using graphene-oxide coated ceramic membranes, to increase separation performance and enable waste water recycling.
Demonstration of novel ‘Simulation Aided Advanced Process Control’ software in the drying section of a paper mill.
Creates low carbon fertiliser through several waste recovery processes including CO2, waste heat and wastewater treatment sludge.
Evergreen Water Solutions
Mechanical dewatering process for wastewater treatment to replace energy intensive centrifugal separation systems.
The third phase of the IEEA is now open for idea submission
Do you have an energy and/or resource reduction technology concept that is ready to be demonstrated in industry?
Are you from a forward-thinking industrial site that could be interested in demonstrating an innovative technology that will reduce your energy/resource costs?
The BEIS IEEA is delivered by the Carbon Trust with support from Jacobs and KTN.