Cadent, National Grid studying hydrogen demand for UK hard-to-abate industries

Cadent and National Grid Gas Transmission have partnered to explore how much hydrogen will be needed to supply industry demand in the West Midlands and East of England region of the UK.

With support from Guidehouse and Pemtech, Cadent and National Grid set to work with key regional stakeholders to shape the study and ensure it support industry needs to tackle decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors such as industry and heavy transport, as well as residential heating.

H2 View understands, stakeholders have been identified, and potential supply and demand figures have been assessed in order to define key regional hotspots. Additionally, the potential infrastructure for hydrogen transportation around the regions has been analysed, based largely on existing natural gas pipelines that could be converted to use hydrogen.

Next, the companies will create a transition roadmap, highlighting any socioeconomic benefits of hydrogen for the regions, and its potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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