Six projects across the UK have received a share of £8 million in government funding as part of a drive to create the world’s first net-zero emissions industrial zone by 2040. This will involve six projects nationwide, including one in the West Midlands which the Black Country Consortium will be the cluster plan lead. This project aims to reduce these emissions to zero by 2030 through a co-ordinated programme of transformational projects focused around a new type of industrial estate: the zero carbon hub. These hubs will be based around anchor industrial processes, strategically-selected to match Black Country skills and strengths. Also, on of the projects includes South Wales that our members CR Plus are leading the delivery on. This plan focuses on societal needs, circular economy and clean growth aspirations of the region, tackling the common and unique commercial and operational challenges facing South Wales industry. Decarbonising UK industry is a key part of the government’s ambitious plan for the green industrial revolution, which is laid out in its Ten Point Plan and Energy White Paper and is set to create 220,000 jobs as we build back greener over the next decade.
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