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BLOG Hydrogen is ready to power the UK’s green economy

NWHA Chair Professor Joe Howe gives his take on the Hydrogen Taskforce’s recent Economic Impact Assessment (EIA). The Hydrogen Taskforce recently released its study of the economic impacts of hydrogen, revealing the epic scale through which hydrogen could transform not only UK energy systems, but job opportunities across the supply chain as well. According to the taskforce, hydrogen solutions have a […]

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BLOG: Turning waste plastic into hydrogen – is this the future?

  Myles Kitcher, Managing Director at Peel L&P Environmental talks about the planned roll out of pioneering plastic to hydrogen technology with the first plant to start construction at Protos later this year. Hydrogen rarely seems to be out of the news these days. In the last few weeks the Government announced £139m for hydrogen and carbon capture to fuel […]

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BLOG: Hydrogen- what are we waiting for?

Prem Mahi, Development and Innovation Director – Energy at Mott MacDonald asks what are we waiting for when it comes to hydrogen? Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. It is well known that hydrogen will assist to tackle climate change issues and meet global targets. Early stages of production of hydrogen from natural gas results in a by-product of […]

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BLOG: How hydrogen is the answer to ‘building greener’

Jenny Moten, Network Director, North West at Cadent talks about how hydrogen is the answer to ‘building greener’. When Boris Johnson said ‘building greener’ would be at the heart of the UK economic recovery from Covid-19, it was music to my ears. You might think that strange, coming from a company that currently carries mostly fossil gas through our 21,000 miles of […]

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BLOG: The UK needs to act quickly to capitalise on the hydrogen economy

Jonathan Collins, External Affairs Manager North West at Cadent comments on the EU’s hydrogen strategy launched today and why the UK needs to act quickly to capitalise on the hydrogen economy. The launch of the EU’s hydrogen strategy demonstrates the importance hydrogen will play in the future energy landscapes on the continent. This follows similar hydrogen strategies from Germany, Portugal and […]

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BLOG: Demonstrating the deployment of grid-scale storage of hydrogen

Richard Stevenson, Hydrogen Business Development Manager at INOVYN talks about the potential to store hydrogen in salt cavities in Cheshire as part of the HySecure Project, and how this is essential to underpin the delivery of a hydrogen energy system in the UK. While momentum is gathering behind hydrogen as a key part of the UK’s transition to a low-carbon […]

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BLOG: Blue hydrogen is an important step on our journey to Net Zero

Jonathan Collins, External Affairs Manager at Cadent looks at the role of blue hydrogen on our journey to Net Zero. Back in February, the Government announced seed-funding for six hydrogen projects, including HyNet North West. This was a welcome sign of the government’s intention to help drive forward the hydrogen economy to help deliver on its Net Zero ambitions. And with […]

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BLOG: Investment in hydrogen vehicles important to capitalise on lockdown ‘green gains’

Professor Joe Howe, Chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and Executive Director of the Thornton Energy Institute at the University of Chester talks about how investment in hydrogen vehicles could be an important way to capitalise on the ‘green gains’ experienced during lockdown.  If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it is that a unified approach and strategic […]

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BLOG: Net Zero Domestic Heat is postponed but still very much on its way

Andy Lewis, Cadent Project Manager for HyDeploy at Keele University, uses the lockdown to take stock of where we’ve got to, how we got there and where we’re going next. Since I first headed to Keele University back in early 2016 to ask them if they would be interested in becoming involved in a hydrogen project, things have moved on […]

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