To date, the Net Zero Technology Centre has co-invested £176 million with industry, screened more than 1300 technologies and generated £10-15 billion GVA potential. Over 64 field trials have been delivered, with another 49 planned and underway, over 20 technologies have been commercialised and 33 tech start-ups supported.
Last year, the Centre transitioned its seven existing solution centres into one Net Zero Solution Centre, with three core programmes, focused on reducing emissions, developing integrated energy systems and unlocking a digitised offshore energy sector.
A key part of this transformation was redefining the Centre’s technology roadmap following extensive engagement with industry and stakeholders, which has resulted in a comprehensive set of technology themes and priorities underpinning the Net Zero Technology Centre’s work.
The UK and Scottish governments are each investing £90 million in the Net Zero Technology Centre as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal – a £340 million investment programme jointly funded by the UK and Scottish governments and regional partners.
Colette Cohen, CEO at the Net Zero Technology Centre said: “Innovating and developing technology is critical to unlock an affordable net zero energy future. It is essential we invest in and commercialise solutions that accelerate the energy transition and reimagine the North Sea as an integrated energy basin.
“There is no silver bullet when it comes to the technology required. We must prioritise affordable energy solutions while decarbonising oil and gas, which will be required for years to come to meet global demand.
“Our focus on transition technologies began when we opened our doors four years ago, driven by strong demand from industry.
“We see a tremendous opportunity to build exciting new partnerships and alliances as we continue to develop and deploy technology to create an affordable net zero energy industry.”
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