The National Infrastructure Commission recently published Renewables, Recovery & Reaching Net Zero, which states “the UK needs to act sooner rather than later to tackle the climate crisis, and now is an opportune moment to do so without adding to the cost for consumers.”
The report goes further to say “with strong leadership, the net zero target will help bring a new wave of technologies forward, spurring the UK to replace old carbon intensive technologies with smarter more innovative solutions which can, in turn, drive long-term growth.”
Decarbonising energy intensive industry is a significant challenge for the UK economy, fuel switching, heat recovery, carbon capture, electrification, and hydrogen are key strategical goals for a lower carbon economy.
The additional pressures of resource scarcity & price security, will require UK industrial supply chains to accelerate their engagement with Clean Growth practices, developing new technical innovations & commercial models. Resource efficiency, circular economy principals, alternative materials & new digital innovations will support some through transition.
For over 20 years, we have been directly engaged with decarbonising industry, from market & supply chain due diligence, technology appraisals, building investment cases & new commercial frameworks, implementing process efficiency & deploying technology.
Some examples include furnace heat recovery, energy from waste, biomass trade, solid recovered fuels, bioliquid generation, heating networks, polymer recycling, & circular economy financing.
We have led dozens of market analysis exercises, appraising price points, whole life costings, gap analysis, used in aligning technical solutions, defining value propositions & unique competitive advantage.
- Market analysis & development
- Price validation & analysis
- Technology benchmarking
- Supply chain analysis
- Competitor analysis
- Technical sales support
- Financial modelling
- Carbon foot printing
- Project & programme management
- Innovation adoption
- Strategic partnering
- Supply chain agreements
- Site planning & permitting
- Risk analysis & risk registers
- Procurement support
- Standard operating procedures
- Health & Safety
- Environmental management
- Quality management systems
Food & Drink Manufacture
The client needed to explore the most profitable option for three markets, pectin, cider & dried fruit, a key directional insight for further investment & plant scaling.
We constructed cost benefit appraisal reviewing operating cost models & financial benefits, we provided the client with a means of justification for investment & further development effort. Preferred technology delivering ~£1M in operating profit in Year2.
Soil Reed Bed Waste Water
A global waste-water treatment engineering firm. We supported their senior management team in regenerating their UK business, evaluating cost base, & re-shaping their service proposition to scale UK market potential. Providing a clear strategy for UK growth, identifying £40M in potential revenue as well as more immediate contracting opportunities.
“Control Point were highly professional & extremely diligent in their approach to this complex challenge. Through their efforts the client was able to quickly establish direction & generate a foundation for securing finance.”
“Control Point were simply brilliant, they were extremely quick to understand our business & our challenges, but they were equally quick in developing highly valuable solutions which was really timely for the business. I can highly recommend their services.”
Oceans – ESU