MAKING THE DUTCH INDUSTRIAL SECTOR MORE SUSTAINABLE
National Investment Scheme Climate Projects Industry (NIKI)
The NIKI scheme is currently under preparation. Many details are still unclear. This page gives a first impression of the outline, based on policy plans and parliamentary papers. The final NIKI subsidy scheme will not be ready until 2023, it is expected
Dutch industrial companies.
The budget for the NIKI scheme has not yet been finalized. However, we expect it to be a substantial amount per year (a budget of EUR 250 million is envisaged for the starting year 2023). The support rates and grant amounts are not yet clear. They will possibly be calculated in a similar way to the SDE++ scheme (i.e. based on the CO₂ reduction to be achieved from the investment, and the cost price efficiency).
The NIKI scheme offers financial support to companies with plans for (large) investments in innovative sustainable technologies, which contribute to the energy transition and the reduction of CO₂ emissions.
This could include (extensive) investments in applications in areas such as:
- green manufacturing (of steel and plastics, for example)
- green chemistry, green fertiliser
- electrification of processes (e.g. electric cracking)
The subsidy is a contribution to the costs of the start-up years. This softens the unprofitable top and improves the financeability of the investment.
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