Gas Networks Ireland’s €4m+ innovation fund opens for applications
13 June 2018
Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) is seeking applications for its Gas Innovation Fund, which supports gas-related innovative research and demonstration projects. There is €1 million available for research projects and €3,170,000 available for strategic projects.
Support gas-related innovative research and demonstration projects
The Gas Innovation Fund (GIF) is an allowance provided to GNI by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) to be used to support gas-related innovative research and demonstration projects. It is intended that the fund will foster creativity, innovation and consider solutions that meet gas industry needs.
The CRU previously approved the establishment of an innovation fund for the gas industry during the period from 2012 to 2017. Under this fund, projects such as compressed natural gas refuelling stations and vehicles were supported. In addition, a renewable gas injection facility and gas related research were also supported.
GNI is looking for applications that address the key priorities that underpin the fund which are:
(1) Increase throughput through the gas system
(2) Assist in the transition to a low carbon economy
(3) Deliver significant carbon savings
(4) Provide measurable value to all gas customers
Ann Marie Colbert of Gas Networks Ireland (pictured right) welcomed the launch and explained the process: “We are delighted to launch the latest phase of the Gas Innovation Fund. Previous funds have led to new and exciting developments, which we believe will change Ireland’s energy landscape for the better.
Interesting idea that ties in with the key priorities of GIF
“If you have an interesting idea that ties in with the key priorities of the Gas Innovation Fund, please complete the online application form. The online form is relatively short with mandatory fields and a character limit for the responses.
“Once you have submitted your application it will be reviewed and you may be contacted with a request for additional information to support your application.”
If you have any queries about the application form or the application process please email GNI at: email@example.com. There will be a number of deadlines for application submissions throughout the year and these will be posted on the GNI website.
More information about the key priorities can be found on the GNI website: https://www.gasnetworks.ie/business/renewable-gas/innovation-fund/key-priorities/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/06/13/gas-networks-irelands-e4m-innovation-fund-opens-applications/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/a-gif1.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/a-gif1-300x280.jpgNewsenergy,funding,gas