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Equinor triples UK hydrogen production ambitions to 1.8GW

Equinor triples UK hydrogen production ambitions to 1.8GW

Equinor is betting big on hydrogen, having announced ambitions to triple its production of low-carbon hydrogen in the UK to produce clean energy and power.

Andres Opedal, Equinor’s President and CEO yesterday (June 28) unveiled such ambitions in a meeting with UK Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and Norway’s Energy Minister Tina Bru in Oslo.

The increased hydrogen ambitions involve a further 1,200MW of low-carbon hydrogen production at the Keadby Hydrogen power station, which could be the world’s first large scale 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station.

With appropriate policy mechanisms in place, Keadby Hydrogen power station could come online before the end of the decade. The flexible, low-carbon power production from this project will be key to supporting variable renewable power production, ensuring reliable access to electricity.

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