BUSINESSES in the green energy space are urged to bid for part of a £11 million government funding pot and follow in the footsteps of one North-East firm.

The latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) seeks to drive forward clean technologies across all sectors and industries.

Entrepreneurs can benefit from a share of £11 million government funding to turn their ideas into real products and services whilst eliminating carbon emissions.

In a previous round, Radfan, of Newcastle received £20,250 to develop an innovative fan unit that fixes to the top of any central heating radiator.

It then redirects the flow of warm air horizontally into the room, preventing heat from escaping and keeping rooms warm, therefore helping to lower heating bills.

Energy minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan says these clean technologies support the country in eliminating its contribution to climate change, with 15 to 20 projects to be awarded funding.

The Government is on the look out for innovations that boost energy efficiency in people’s homes, reduce carbon emissions and develop green transport as well as sourcing cleaner and greener ways to generate power and heat.

UK net zero business champion Andrew Griffith said: "I am thrilled to welcome the next stage of this excellent scheme, which is harnessing the creativity of entrepreneurs to protect both the planet and UK industry by large and small innovations alike.

"This is another great step from our government, investing in the jobs of the future and the next generation of business who will lead the world in eliminating emissions from industry and driving forward our green industrial revolution."