Apply for Industrial Heat Recovery Support programme


THE INDUSTRIAL Heat Recovery Support programme is designed to encourage and support investment in heat recovery technologies.

This means helping businesses of any size to identify and invest in opportunities for recovering and reusing heat that would otherwise be wasted.

The programme runs until March 2022.

Recovered waste heat can be used in many ways, including:

  • within the same industrial facility
  • by another end-user (for example a heat network)
  • by converting the waste heat to power

This will help businesses lower their fuel costs, reduce waste heat and cut emissions.

To take part in the programme, you can apply for a grant which will partially fund your proposed project. Your proposal must align with the programme objectives, which are to:

  • increase industry confidence to invest in technologies to recover heat from industrial processes
  • increase deployment of such technologies in England and Wales

Funding (from a total pot of £18 million) is allocated through a competitive process. Scoring criteria is provided in the programme guidance documents.

The programme is split into two phases:

  • Phase 1: conceptualise and define the areas where your business could reuse waste heat; assess costs and benefits
  • Phase 2: the delivery stage: detailed design, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation start-up and monitoring and evaluation

Projects can be funded from three different entry points:

  • feasibility study and preliminary engineering (Phase 1); or
  • preliminary engineering only (for applicants who have already undertaken a feasibility study independent of the Industrial Heat Recovery Support programme) (Phase 1); or
  • detailed design and delivery (Phase 2)

All grant funding will be provided in line with state aid rules.

For more information and to apply, please visit here.

If you would like ICON to support you with your application, please email us at [email protected]