The HICP project is one of six announced Cluster Projects being delivered around the country. The other cluster plan projects are:
Net Zero Teesside is a Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) project, based in Teesside in the North East of England. It aims to decarbonise a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030 and deliver the UK’s first zero-carbon industrial cluster. Working in partnership with local industry and with committed, world class partners, the Project plans to capture up to 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent to the annual energy use of over 3 million UK homes.https://www.netzeroteesside.co.uk/
In 2018, greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland were the net equivalent of 41.6 million tonnes of CO2. Of these, 11.9 million tonnes of CO2 were emitted by industry. Work in Phase 1 of the Roadmap mapped these emissions and showed that around 80% lie within a corridor highlighted in blue on the map, which covers Lothian in the south, through to Grangemouth (3.8 million tonnes) in the Central Belt to St Fergus (2.3 million tonnes) in the North East of Scotland. It is these emissions that SNZR is focusing on.https://www.neccus.co.uk/the-roadmap/scotlands-natural-strengths-for-industrial-decarbonisation/
Driven by industry, the cluster is driving investment into the net zero economy and post COVID-19 green recovery. By supporting and safeguarding existing jobs, creating at least 33,000 new jobs and attracting over £4 billion investment, Net Zero North West will be a catalyst for economic growth.
South Wales Industrial Cluster (led by CR Plus consultancy)
The project is about providing cost-efficient energy infrastructure across the Black Country; helping companies benefit from new supply chain opportunities in the circular economy; and supporting resource efficiency initiatives in manufacturing operations.https://www.blackcountrylep.co.uk/our-strategy/place/repowering-the-black-country/
The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), a partnership between Welsh industry, energy suppliers, infrastructure providers, academia, legal sector, service providers and public sector organisations, has been awarded £1.5million from UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation programme to map what is needed to support South Wales in becoming a net zero carbon region by 2050.