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SNP Government awards DSM Dalry over £2 million Decarbonisation Funding

During Climate Change Week which began on Monday, DSM Nutrition is one of two companies attracting funding exceeding £2 million from a £9.4 million SNP Government Fund, to help Scottish industry reduce carbon emissions through decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects.

DSM secured this grant for its Mechanical Vapour Recompression (MVR) technology and the company was also awarded a separate grant of up to £250,000 for a heat recovery dichloromethane evaporator and preheat feed effluent columns.

The recipients from the second round of the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF) are predominantly involved in the manufacturing and food and drink sectors.

DSM’s success follows on from the first funding round last year, which saw Irvine-based pharmaceutical company GSK (formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline) secure a grant in the category £500,000 - £1 million for new air compressors and control system.

The projects awarded funding have the potential to reduce emissions by 40,482 tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent of the annual emissions from 17,000 households.

A further £160,000 has also been made available to conduct up to four engineering or feasibility studies into future projects that will aim to reduce emissions and increase efficiency within the sector by creating a pipeline of future projects.

The First Minister said:

“Reducing emissions in our manufacturing sector will be a crucial step in ensuring Scotland reaches its net zero target by 2045.

“I am pleased that the SIETF continues to support companies across the sector to embrace decarbonisation, improve efficiency and reduce their impact on the environment.”

Kenneth Gibson MSP said:

“DSM continues to be a hugely important employer and manufacturer to Dalry and North Ayrshire and I congratulate them on this success.

“SIETF supports industrial sites with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future. It will improve the international competitiveness of many companies whilst protecting jobs.

“The third funding round closes on 18 November and I urge North Ayrshire businesses with to submit their applications as soon as possible.”

For more information and to apply, visit this link.

Up to £34 million of Scottish Government funding is being invested through the lifetime of the five-year SIETF, which runs until 2026.


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