Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)

IDRIC, the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre, is the focal point of the green transformation in the UK’s industrial heartlands.

IDRIC is led by UKRI Industrial Decarbonisation Champion, Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, with a central team delivering key functions, including policy and skills, knowledge exchange and business development.

Powered by research and innovation and funded by UKRI, IDRIC supports the development of innovative decarbonisation solutions at pace and scale in the places where it matters most. Informed by a whole-systems approach, IDRIC’s research programme addresses key cross-cutting challenges of industrial decarbonisation. IDRIC supports the development and deployment of low carbon technologies in areas such as fuel switching, energy storage, hydrogen, CCUS and negative emissions technologies. It focuses on systems and scale up by developing innovative planning and decision-making tools for infrastructure and supply chains, as well as informing the design of business models and regulatory frameworks. IDRIC research also addresses key social, economic and policy aspects of industrial decarbonisation including skills pathways for low carbon industry and roadmaps to support a just transition. Importantly, IDRIC is committed to delivering impact by fostering collaboration and sharing of best practice across industrial clusters and sectors.