The project will unlock a low carbon future for North West England and North Wales, producing and distributing low carbon hydrogen to replace the fossil fuels used in industry, transport, and homes, and capture and store carbon dioxide.
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The project – ‘Hydrogen Turbine 1’ or ‘HT1’ - aims to be first project in the world to test the full integration of hydrogen production with an offshore wind turbine. HT1 will also map out development and consent processes for large-scale hydrogen projects co-located with offshore wind farms to speed up future development.
EthosEnergy promotes the use of hydrogen as a solution to the growing demand for sustainable energy on the road to a low-carbon economy.
H2 Green Steel has signed customer contracts in different industries of more than 5 - 7 years for over 1.5 million tpy out of the planned initial yearly production volume of 2.5 million tonnes.
A total of £60 million of funding has been awarded to 28 projects across the UK, backing the development of hydrogen as an affordable, clean, homegrown energy source.
A list of proposals aimed to stimulate the production of renewable hydrogen and to improve framework conditions for European electrolyser manufacturers are included in the EU's plan, known as RePowerEU.
Purpose-built shafts could store large quantities of hydrogen with the potential to build hydrogen stores wherever required.