Industrial Fuel Switching: Phase 3


The third and final phase of the Industrial Fuel Switching competition is due to open in August 2019.

This competition, co-ordinated by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy allocates up to £20 million to help industry to switch from fossil fuels to lower carbon fuels such as biomass, hydrogen and clean electricity.

To meet our decarbonisation targets, the industrial switch to low carbon fuels will need to substantially increase in scale after 2030. This competition is designed to stimulate investment in processes and technologies to meet this need.

Phase 3 is for Demonstration Projects.

These may be funded up to a total of £7.5m per project, drawing from a fund of £17.8m. Applications are open to projects that have successfully emerged from Phase 2 (Feasibility), but is also open to applicants who are new to the competition and are ready to undertake a demonstration project because they have already completed equivalent feasibility work.

A pilot demonstration is not limited to a physical demonstration and may include detailed process modelling or engineering design.

All the latest information on this competition, as well as the application form can be downloaded from