DE-Carbonise your business
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: The DE-Carbonise team is continuing to work with businesses in line with COVID-19 restrictions. We are accepting new enquiries for free carbon reduction support and can give technical advice and process grant applications. Please get in touch to discuss how we can work with your business.
The DE-Carbonise project can help small to medium sized businesses (SME) based in Derby and Derbyshire to reduce carbon emissions, save costs and become more sustainable.
The project is a partnership between the University of Derby, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The film below shows some case studies in Derby:
Free on-site carbon reduction surveys
A member of the DE-Carbonise team can conduct a business review to identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions at your premises. This could include more efficient lighting, insulation, heating/cooling systems, compressors, motors, process equipment, renewable energy, resource efficiency, waste reduction, low carbon transport, staff behaviour change and operational improvements.
Get a grant for carbon reduction measures (for Derby only)
Grants for between £1,000 and £20,000 are available to support carbon reduction measures in Derby. The grant covers up to 40% of the total cost of works (excluding VAT), depending on the carbon saving.
Technical and research support for product and process carbon reduction
Businesses can receive further technical support, consultancy and process improvements based on recommendations from the carbon reduction report.
There is also an opportunity for cohort-based learning and development for smart manufacturing and sustainable supply chain innovation.
How do I apply?
Complete the expression of interest and one of our team will be in touch.
Some business areas such as education and welfare may not be eligible - please read our eligibility criteria for more information.
View the Glossop Gasworks case study to see how upgrading the heating and installing smart controls has reduced their emissions.
Support is available until October 2022.