Industrial Decarbonisation for Northern Ireland

Taking an innovative dual-approach to address carbon reduction in Northern Ireland (NI), providing businesses with support, advice, tools, and metrics to enable NI industry to increase productivity whilst, at the same time, reducing emissions.

Industrial Decarbonisation for Northern Ireland Project

Industrial Decarbonisation for Northern Ireland (ID-NI) is a project led by InvestNI to bring together key stakeholders from across Northern Ireland to develop a plan for industrial decarbonisation.

Northern Ireland has unique opportunities and challenges when tackling industrial decarbonisation, including the opportunity to become a leading industrial cluster for decarbonised manufacturing.

Three partners from the Black Country Industrial Cluster (Camirus, Pro Enviro and The EIU) are working with InvestNI, Queen's University of Belfast, University of Ulster , Manufacturing Northern Ireland , MPA Northern Ireland and Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre and all the local authorities to develop a vision for industrial decarbonisation that also enhances productivity and competitiveness for investors.

ID-NI website is a knowledge sharing platform that presents a collaboration among participating companies and Local Authorities. The aim of the project is to try to identify effective ways for organisations to make environmental and economic improvements by reducing energy consumption. With a dual interface, the public side serves as a knowledge hub to showcase information, decarbonization plans, and project-related updates. At the heart of this platform are COSI’s networks, empowering communities to share experiences and strategies. This platform is a digital knowledge platform which displays innovation to sustainable and greener future.

 

Our Vision

Our Vision

Is to create an environment where Northern Ireland manufacturers are more competitive in export markets and where through productivity improvements we become the first choice economy in Europe for the supply of sustainable and low carbon products and services.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to meticulously gather the latest evidence on Northern Ireland industry and infrastructure, enabling us to benchmark our position and set clear targets aligned to deliver our vision. Through rigorous analysis and innovative thinking, we aim to identify the optimal path for achieving our goals and guide strategic decisions for sustainable growth and competitiveness.

Partners

InvestNI

We are part of the Department for the Economy and provide strong government support for business by effectively delivering the Government’s economic development strategies.

Camirus Ltd

Camirus specialises in developing and delivering collaborative projects in clean growth and economic development. We have particular expertise in energy, and ways to link investments in energy infrastructure to economic opportunities for firms, sectors and localities.

Pro Enviro Ltd

Pro Enviro is a specialist energy engineering, carbon abatement and process optimisation consultancy, with over 30 years’ experience working with organisations in energy intensive sectors.

Manufacturing Northern Ireland

Manufacturing NI is a campaigning organisation which works with member companies, workforce representatives, policymakers and regulators to challenge and encourage change in areas which impact on the cost of doing business, specifically rates, energy, labour, Brexit and challenges such as Covid-19.

Queen’s University of Belfast

The Queen's University of Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.Queen\'s is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities UK and Universities Ireland. The university is associated with two Nobel laureates and one Turing Award laureate.

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre

AMIC is an industry led, open access manufacturing & engineering innovation centre with state of the art facilities and an expert engineering team, underpinned by academic excellence.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (The EIU)

The Economic Intelligence Unit (The EIU) was first established in 2002 as a critical mechanism for understanding, analysing and presenting intelligence related to the Black Country economy, encompassing the City of Wolverhampton and the Borough Councils of Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

University of Ulster

Ulster University has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement and continues to make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

MPA NI

MPA NI is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries. MPA represents the interests of its members and the wider industry with all levels of Government, regulators and a wide range of other stakeholders.

FAQ's

Here at Industrial Decarbonisation for Northern Ireland (ID-NI), it is our mission to assist you in finding answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions. These are provided by our team of experts and we are happy to help. If you do not find the answer you are looking for on this page please use the contact page to get information directly.

Sustainable Technologies

Modern technology is all about efficiency and speed, but technological advances are about much more than the new electric car or improved solar panels, it is about moving forward and advancing. Moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels and becoming greener in our emissions by reducing them to net-zero where possible.
Zero Carbon Technologies

Zero Carbon Technologies

Net Zero means not adding any new emissions to the atmosphere that is already there. Emissions will continue but will be balanced by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere to help balance the output of carbon emissions.

Low Carbon Technologies

Low Carbon Technologies

The Low Carbon Technologies sector covers almost all other sectors, as aspects of it can form part of many businesses, manufacturing and design processes.

Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a climate change mitigation technology where CO2 is captured from power plants and other industrial processes instead of being emitted to the atmosphere.

Hydrogen Power

Hydrogen Power

Once produced, hydrogen can be used in much the same way as natural gas. It can be delivered to fuel cells to generate electricity and heat, used in a combined cycle gas turbine to produce larger quantities of centrally produced electricity or burned to run a combustion engine.

Solar Power

Solar Power

When people hear the words ‘solar power’ they instantly think of regular old solar panels on rooftops or in a solar farm in the desert, and with good reason. Traditional utility-scale and rooftop solar panels have dominated the solar market.

Heat Exchange

Heat Exchange

A heat exchanger is a system used to transfer heat between two or more fluids. Heat exchangers are used in both cooling and heating processes. The fluids may be separated by a solid wall to prevent mixing, or they may be in direct contact.

News

Stay informed with the latest developments in Northern Ireland's industrial landscape through our 'News' section. Attend one of the organized workshops to understand more about the ID-NI project, and explore how it can pave the way for more sustainable energy solutions and collective change within industrial clusters.
Addressing The Climate Crisis

Addressing The Climate Crisis

According to the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK is not spending enough to fight climate changes or its impacts. The CCC is suggestion that investment of about £10 billion is needed annually to overcome the devastation caused by the upsurge in heatwaves, droughts and flooding that has been a more regular occurrence over the last few years.
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Industrial Decarbonisation Cluster Workshop
Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

Industrial Decarbonisation Cluster Workshop