UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a £350m ($445m) package of funding to cut carbon emissions from heavy industry and the construction, aviation and transport sectors.
The money will help support the development of hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and drive the use of innovative new materials in industry to cut the output of greenhouse gasses, the government said.
The package includes:
- £139m to cut emissions in heavy industry by supporting the transition from natural gas to clean hydrogen power, and scaling up CCS technology;
- £149m to drive the use of innovative materials in heavy industry — 13 initial projects will include proposals to reuse waste ash in the glass and ceramics industry, and the development of recyclable steel;
- £26m to support new building techniques to reduce costs and carbon emissions.