£2.8m to help busi­nesses cut their emis­sions

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ET Business Daily -

A UNIQUE new ini­tia­tive de­signed specif­i­cally to help busi­nesses cut their car­bon emis­sions has been launched in the re­gion with the help of more than £2.8 mil­lion from the Euro­pean Re­gional Devel­op­ment Fund (ERDF).

Called Low Car­bon sKTP, (Knowl­edge Trans­fer Part­ner­ship), it’s a first for the UK, and has been de­signed to sup­port car­bon re­duc­tion ob­jec­tives, by of­fer­ing busi­nesses easy ac­cess to spe­cific ex­per­tise held in Higher Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tu­tions (HEIs).

Project di­rec­tor Dr Tony West, from Anglia Ruskin Uni­ver­sity, said: “The Low Car­bon sKTP has been de­signed specif­i­cally for those small and medi­um­sized en­ter­prises look­ing to achieve a sig­nif­i­cant re­duc­tion in their car­bon foot­print by chang­ing the way they op­er­ate.

“This could be through de­vel­op­ing new, or im­prov­ing old, prod­ucts and ser­vices, and help­ing busi­nesses to adapt and ad­just their pro­cesses. This will have di­rect im­pact on re­gional busi­ness and their car­bon foot­prints as the project plans to help 331 in­di­vid­ual busi­nesses.”

To find out more in­for­ma­tion about KTPs and if your busi­ness is el­i­gi­ble for sup­port from the Low Car­bon sKTP, visit www.kt­pon­line.org.uk

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