Houston-based KBR is increasing its support for the development of new energy technologies, systems and processes as part of the U.K.’s drive toward net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a Nov. 16 press release.

Building on work underway through KBR’s Frazer-Nash Consultancy, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) extended the value of its support contract, originally awarded in December 2021, as part of the U.K.’s £1bn (U.S. $1.24B) net zero innovation portfolio, according to the release. 

Frazer-Nash will continue to provide energy generation and distribution technical support in areas including hydrogen, nuclear, offshore and onshore wind, bioenergy, heat pumps and retrofit, heat distribution, biomass boilers and solar heating.

The work also supports the U.K.’s aim to be powered by entirely clean energy by 2035.

“Every part of this effort is moving us closer to ensuring energy security as part of a sustainable future, and we are very proud to be making a difference," said Paul Kahn, president of KBR government solutions international.