In June 2020 the Prime Minister announced up to £100 million of new research and development funding to help develop direct air capture technologies in the UK. As part of this, the innovation competition seeks to support the development of Greenhouse Gas Removals (GGR) technologies to help them achieve commercialisation. To meet net zero by 2050 direct air capture and other greenhouse gas removals technologies are necessary to offset emissions from hard to tackle areas, such as parts of the agriculture and aviation sectors. Phase 1 now open to applications. Phase 1 of the Direct Air Capture and other Greenhouse Gas Removals Innovation competition will provide up to £250,000 in funding for design studies looking into developing direct air capture and other greenhouse gas removals technologies.
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