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Clusters: why the rising interest? Chinwag Podcast

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World Hydrogen Leader , Charley Rattan Associates

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  • Apr 5, 2021

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Three industrial consortia that will link together to deliver deep reductions in industrial emissions on the east coast of England have been awarded funding as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge under the UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

The three bids amount to £229 million in private and public funding, with industry contributing two-thirds of the total, and will support the next stage in development of the three projects.

Across the various clean energy topics we track and talk about, a common theme has been emerging recently - a focus on the importance of particular geographic clusters.

'Existing clusters to feel the benefit as 'offshore wind will put the rocket boosters under the UK's green economic recovery'

So we spend forty minutes chinwagging about why this might be: why clusters matter, what the advantages of clustering might be and how they might emerge within the clean energy landscape.

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Matt Chester on Apr 5, 2021

Definitely interesting to think how geographic clusters can be best utilized to build scale demand of certain fuels. Obviously the utility sector has some more challenges because the need for power is across each country, not able to be clustered-- but could some lessons learned from these industrial clusters be applied in compelling ways to power producers? Does it depend on the availability of high efficiency transmission? 

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