Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme

Closed 4 Jan 2018

Opened 12 Oct 2017


Government plans to introduce a support programme to increase industry confidence in identifying and investing in opportunities for recovering and reusing waste heat from industrial processes and increase the deployment of recoverable heat technologies in industry.  This will allow industry to re-use heat on-site or sell it to a third party, leading to the more efficient and productive use of energy, lower fuel bills or a new revenue stream for industry, and a reduction in carbon emissions.

The purpose of this consultation is to:

  • Test the proposed design of the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme (IHRS);
  • Gather additional evidence on the enablers and barriers to recovering industrial waste heat, to ensure the scheme is appropriately designed and maximises value for money; and
  • Start to identify a potential pipeline of projects from across industry sectors.

This consultation is open to all and we would especially encourage responses from manufacturing/industrial companies, trade associations, technology providers, energy service companies and academics.



  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Investment
  • Manufacturing


  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Saving energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Growth
  • Efficiency