Supporting your journey to net zero

Time & Location

Thursday: 10.20 to 10.40, Stage 4


Jenni McDonnell MBEThermal energy KT Manager - Innovate UK Business Connect

About this presentation

Industrial Decarbonisation is a crucial part of the Government’s strategy to reach net zero carbon by 2050. In 2020 the Government launched the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, a £289m capital investment programme supporting industrial sites to reduce their energy demand and carbon emissions associated with their industrial process. The successful programme has funded over 150 projects at industrial sites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and returns with an additional £185m in 2024. This presentation will share details of the scope of the fund and how to apply in 2024, as well as case studies from successfully funded projects to give you ideas of how the IETF could help your site to decarbonise.

Speaker Bio:

Jenni McDonnell is responsible for facilitating technological collaborations between industry and research in the field of low carbon thermal energy at Innovate UK Business Connect. Her work on thermal technologies within the Clean energy & Infrastructure team includes heat networks, electrification of heat, low-carbon fuels for heating, space cooling and refrigeration, as well as enabling technologies such as thermal storage, thermal materials and thermal efficiency. She is responsible for domestic, commercial and industrial-scale thermal innovation across the UK. Prior to joining KTN in 2012, Jenni was part of the Technology team at BG Group, an oil and gas exploration company with headquarters in the UK. She worked on CCS and CCU projects and innovations of relevance to the oil industry. Her background as a geologist led to her natural progression into thermal energy systems. Jenni was awarded an MBE for services to the green economy in June 2021.