KEW Technology and NSG Group secure government funding from BEIS

BEIS NZIP Industrial Fuel Switching funding awarded for KEW & NSG Pilkington’s Modular Approach to Decarbonisation of Energy (MADE) for Glass Project

KEW Technology, a UK based sustainable energy solutions company, is pleased to announce it has been successful in its MADE for Glass funding application under the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Industrial Fuel Switching (IFS) programme.

KEW and its key partners, NSG Group’s Pilkington United Kingdom Limited and NGF Europe Limited, are developing an Industrial Co-location solution providing on-site fuel switching. For this, KEW’s innovative modular advanced gasification units would be used to provide syngas (a fuel gas mixture consisting primarily of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and very often some carbon dioxide) as a pressurised natural gas substitute to reduce the consumption of carbon-intensive natural gas and subsequent emissions at the two NSG Group glass manufacturing sites in St Helens.

The MADE for Glass project represents an important step for NSG Group in its aims to decarbonise its production processes and achieve a 21 percent reduction in site emissions by 2030 and, as such, is identified as part of their Transformation journey.

Neil Syder, managing director at Pilkington UK, said, “We are excited to explore the potential for syngas as a lower-carbon alternative fuel to natural gas in support of our decarbonisation objectives. This project will enable us to better understand the technical and commercial benefits that KEW’s technology can deliver.”

The wider deployment of KEW’s Industrial Co-location solution across the UK’s energy-intensive industry, which this funding will unlock, will greatly assist in enabling the UK to achieve its 78 percent CO2 reduction target by 2035. Successful deployment made possible by the NZIP IFS program funding will also ensure the UK efficiently converts the greatest possible energy available in its existing waste and biomass resources to achieve the greatest possible GHG reductions of those hard-to-decarbonise energy-intensive industries.

Kamal Kalsi, CEO of KEW Technology Limited, said, “KEW’s participation in BEIS’ Industrial Fuel Switching program provides a great opportunity to develop and demonstrate the decarbonisation benefits which the commercial deployment of KEW’s advanced gasification technology can deliver to the UK’s energy intensive industries. We look forward to working with the NSG Group on this program.”

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