Our Funding decarbonisation and energy efficiency in the glass industry seminar brought together specialists from across the glass industry with experts in funding and energy management. The programme explored the most plausible routes to securing internal and external funding for different types of energy efficiency projects.
Delegates praised the broad range of speakers – providing insight to approaches many had not considered, as well as the opportunity for discussion, sharing of best practice from varied perspective and the opportunity make valuable new contacts.
The morning session focused on grant funding with an introduction provided Jenni McDonnel of the Knowledge Transfer Network. This was backed up with detailed explanations of how to access funding for waste heat recovery from Dr Mithlia Manage of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and from the Industrial energy efficiency accelerator, which was explained by David Tobin of the Carbon Trust.
In the afternoon attendees heard about Siemens’ energy as a service model from Stephen Barker, financing battery storage form Ulrike Wising of the Maquarie Group, and the use of carbon psychology as a way of unlocking funding for energy efficiency projects from Geoff Blythe of npower Solutions.