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World-first low carbon hydrogen projects in the North West win £13m Government backing

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded £13m to fund two world-first hydrogen projects led by the HyNet consortium in the North West. The first is the UK’s leading low carbon hydrogen project, involving Johnson Matthey as technology provider, SNC-Lavalin as project delivery specialists and Essar Oil UK as owner and operator. The second […]

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Cheshire East and Storengy secure funding to fuel first bin wagons with green hydrogen

Cheshire East Council and Storengy have joined forces and secured funding towards a £1m scheme which will see bin wagons converted to take home-produced hydrogen. The scheme comprised of both public and private sector money – with a £345,000 contribution from the local enterprise partnership’s Local Growth Fund – will see the first green hydrogen fuelling facility in the North […]

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GUEST BLOG: Stuart Broadley, Energy Industries Council

Stuart Broadley, CEO at the Energy Industries Council gives his thoughts on the recent industrial decarbonisation event held at Thornton Science Park. I was fortunate to work with Peel Environmental and the North West Hydrogen Alliance recently presenting to 100 businesses, and the discussions were starkly exciting, compelling and challenging, all at the same time! Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Thyson and Mott MacDonald join the Alliance

The NWHA welcomes two new members hoping to benefit from the huge supply chain opportunities on offer from hydrogen. Thyson Technology Limited, based in Ellesmere Port, is an instrumentation and engineering systems provider. The company is currently involved in the HyDeploy project which is trailing the blending of hydrogen into the gas network in Keele, with further trials planned for […]

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NEWS: Industry leaders call on Government to support a clean growth supply chain in the UK

Business leaders across the North West came together to discuss the huge supply chain opportunities which the UK’s transition to net zero will deliver. Hosted by Peel L&P Environmental and the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA), the Energy Industries Council (EIC) event showcased some of the projects already happening in the North West to decarbonise the region – including HyNet, […]

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EVENT Evo North, 5th March 2020, Manchester

This unique and inclusive, CPD accredited event isn’t your run of the mill bums, on seats conference, exhibition and networking dinner. EvoNorth opens up discussion that leads to action on the design and delivery of transformational public services for the citizens of the North. Over the two days you can earn up to 16 CPD points by attending and participating […]

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Local authorities should embrace hydrogen to meet climate change emergency, says North West Hydrogen Alliance

With over two-thirds of local authorities in the UK declaring climate emergencies, the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) argues that hydrogen is a vital part of the solution. This comes as Halton Borough Council becomes the latest organisation to join the growing membership of the Alliance. The local authority is the first to join the NWHA having taken a leading […]

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BLOG: Deploying hydrogen as a transport fuel in the North West – Mark Griffin at BOC

Mark Griffin, Hydrogen Market Development Manager – Clean Fuels at BOC talks about the potential for hydrogen to be used as a transport fuel and the pioneering work taking place in the North West. Via its Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the UK Government launched its “Road to Zero” strategy in July last year.  This set out the government’s […]

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BLOG: ‘It’s the capacity, stupid’ – Gareth Davis at Costain

Bill Clinton was the last person to successfully unseat a U.S. President, defeating George Bush Sr. in 1992. This major change was achieved through a strategy based on three simple messages. They hung from the door of his campaign office in Little Rock, Arkansas. Change vs. more of the same Don’t forget health care But thirdly, and most memorably… It’s […]

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