1 March 2024
by Sarah Morgan

UK Government boosts hydrogen

£21mln of government support is going to seven hydrogen projects from Suffolk to Shetland in the UK. 

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Four projects will develop plans for new hydrogen production plants – from pharmaceuticals to automotive. 

The remaining projects aim to help secure the UK’s energy supply by producing more home-grown hydrogen for industry and transport in Aberdeen, Tees Valley and Suffolk. The projects include:  

  • Suffolk Hydrogen run by Hydrab Power, which will make green hydrogen for low-carbon service vehicles at the Sizewell C nuclear site.
  • Tees Valley Hydrogen run by Exolum, which will build a new hydrogen refuelling station to help supply the local transport sector.
  • Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub run by BP and Aberdeen City Council, which will provide cleaner fuel for the local fleet of electric buses.

UK Secretary of State for Energy Security, Claire Coutinho, says, ‘The new projects we’re funding across the country will boost our supply of clean home-grown energy for use in buses, trains and local businesses. 

‘By backing the UK hydrogen industry, we can support over 12,000 jobs and up to £11bln in private investment by 2030.’ 

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