UK government-backed innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, is offering up to £5 million in funding to stimulate the development of fuel cell manufacturing and supply chains.
The Building Fuel Cell Manufacturing and the Supply Chain competition will initially support feasibility studies with up to £1 million for businesses looking to make “step changes” in production volumes and lifetime costs through the use of novel approaches or capabilities from other sectors or academia.
In a second stage of the competition, a further £4 million will be available for collaborative research and development projects to take the most promising ideas forward.
Partnerships with European businesses will also be encouraged through a £1 million Supporting European Collaboration in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen competition, which aims to help UK businesses develop supply chains and access markets across the region.
The competitions open later this month with the deadline for registration in early January and the final deadline for applications on January 16.
For further information:
EU grants AFC Energy €6 million to install world’s large fuel cell (9-Nov)
UK government puts £20 million energy storage fund up for grabs (22-Oct)
New £20 million fund to spark UK interest in energy storage (21-Sept)
Carbon Trust backs UK fuel cells pioneers with £1.95 million (2-Aug)
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