Hydrogen, together with associated carbon capture and storage, has huge potential to reduce emissions on a path to a Net Zero future. It will play a critical role and has been identified as a key enabler by the Committee for Climate Change (CCC).
HyNet North West will produce, store and distribute low-carbon hydrogen to the North West of England and North Wales. By 2030, the project aims to deliver over 80% of the Government’s total hydrogen target, as outlined by Boris Johnson in his recent 10 Point Plan for Net Zero.
Together, these technologies have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 10 million tonnes a year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road.
The project is a game-changer which will realise the potential of the hydrogen economy through the creation of state of-the-art infrastructure. It will offer a viable alternative to the use of natural gas, providing a safe transition to a decarbonised world. The project will realise the ambitions of local and city authorities across Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Warrington and North Wales, helping the wider decarbonisation of the UK.
In doing so it will create jobs. According to a 2020 report from the UK Hydrogen Taskforce, scaling up hydrogen solutions in the UK could support 75,000 jobs by 2035, offering new opportunities for skilled workers in North West England and North Wales, and further afield
HyNet North West offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to effect real change in energy production and consumption, creating the building blocks for a safer and cleaner world for generations to come as it helps the UK towards a Net Zero future.
ACE is hosting a webinar on 27 January 2021 at 12.00pm with John Egan of Progressive Energy, one of the consortium partners behind HyNet North West, who will present this game-changing project. Places are free.