Greater Lincolnshire is at the forefront of the Low Carbon industry boasting over 150 employers which is expected in increase in future!

Greater Lincolnshire’s wide and varied landscapes offer the perfect setting to lead the charge with green energy within the Low Carbon industry. The region’s extensive coastline offers excellent conditions for offshore windfarms, and the rural agriculture areas offer the creation of energy from waste wood, energy crops, straw, poultry waste, and Anaerobic Digestion. The sector employs over 3,100 people in Greater Lincolnshire which includes business development in low carbon construction and in low energy homes technology too. Of all the counties in the region the County of Lincolnshire has the highest potential for low carbon electricity production and so offers exciting career prospects within the industry.

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Current estimates suggest that around 3,100 people and 150 companies across Greater Lincolnshire work or are engaged in this sector.

Current estimates suggest that around 3,100 people and 150 companies across Greater Lincolnshire work or are engaged in this sector (often referred to as low carbon or environmental technologies) across a wide range of activities, from installers of solar PV panels, to plastics recycling and manufacturers of electric car batteries. However, due to the fact that many activities taking place within this sector are relatively new, or form part of other activities (such as agriculture, engineering, transport, or construction), this reflects a very small proportion of the overall activity that is currently taking place and it is expected to grow rapidly. To the north, Immingham and Grimsby are fast becoming the centre of excellence for operations and maintenance activities for offshore wind farms in the North Sea with the potential to serve others across the UK. At least 5GW of offshore wind additional capacity is forecast to be installed off the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire coasts. Centrica, EON, Siemens, RES and Dong Energy are already developing operations and maintenance facilities at the Port of Grimsby, whilst there are proposals for a Marine Energy Park at Killingholme which will provide the facilities for the manufacture, storage, assembly, and deployment of offshore wind turbines. There is also a broad corridor of low carbon energy activity taking place between the ports at Grimsby/Immingham and the coal-fired power stations at Drax and Ferrybridge (in Yorkshire). This is based around the use of biomass which is mixed with coal to reduce carbon emissions and use of fossil fuels. Both the coal and biomass are imported at Grimsby and Immingham and transported by rail, but there is potential for growers in Lincolnshire to feed into this energy corridor. Of all the counties in the region the County of Lincolnshire has the highest potential for low carbon electricity production, based mainly on the potential of onshore wind energy. Furthermore, and particularly in the more rural agricultural areas, there is significant potential for the creation of energy from waste wood, energy crops, straw, poultry waste, and Anaerobic Digestion. The scale of housing to be brought forward in Greater Lincolnshire (see the Housing page for more information) offers opportunities for business development in low carbon construction and in low energy homes technology.

 

 

 

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Just a few of the employers operating in LOW CARBON

Gelder

Established in 1988 the Gelder Group is a multi-award winning construction company. Dedicated teams offer our clients a wealth of building experience in education, health, retail, insurance, leisure, residential & commercial building projects.

Countryside North,Low Carbon,Construction,Apprenticeship

Mid UK Recycling Ltd

With over 20 years experience in the waste industry, Mid UK Recycling is one of the UK's leading independent waste processing company's ensuring zero material to landfill. Based in South Lincolnshire, we process material from all over the country as well as dry mixed recycling from all Lincolnshire households. Once processed, we supply fuels to UK and European Cement Kilns & EfW Plants.

The Vales,Low Carbon

Ørsted

Ørsted is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. Headquartered in Denmark, we have around 6,700 employees which inludes over 850 in the UK.

The Coast,Low Carbon

Simons Group Ltd

Established in 1944, Simons has been offering property solutions tailored to specific needs for over 70 years.

City of Lincoln,Low Carbon,Construction

Vertivore Farm

Vertivore produces high quality, year-round salads, herbs and plants. All our produce is home grown in our vertical farm which strictly controls its environment using LED lighting technology and a climate controlled system..

Agri-Food,Low Carbon

Gusto Homes

Gusto Homes has been a leading brand in the regional house-building scene for the last 25-years, with a well-earned reputation for the style and quality of the homes it builds, and for its innovative approach to the design of energy efficient new dwellings.

Countryside North,Low Carbon,Construction