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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08871
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 6 June 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a financial support mechanism for small- and medium-sized supply chain businesses to help them to develop their renewable energy capabilities.

Current status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 17 June 2022


Answer

In line with the Programme for Government, we are helping manufacturing businesses to make the transition to net zero and realise the opportunities of a low carbon economy

The recently launched Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund will provide research and development funding for projects that result in increased product circularity, reduced waste during the manufacturing process and reduced carbon. Innovative proposals will be supported with £3 million funding this year and a total of £26 million over five years.

We are also supporting supply chains through our supply chain development programme which has an initial focus on net zero and is providing significant public sector procurement to build resilient supply chains.