The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 25th April 2022:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the capture of waste heat from British industry to alleviate rising energy costs.
Lord Callanan (Con): The £315 million Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) supports a wide range of projects, including waste heat recovery, at industrial sites with high energy use across the UK.
The IETF has supported a number of these projects thus far, one such example is the recovery project undertaken by GSK Ltd in County Durham, which includes the installation of a heat pump to recover waste heat from site compressors and displace heat demand on natural gas boilers. The Fund is currently open for applications and will have a further two application rounds this year.