Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has received £3.12m to develop its Dolphyn project which focuses on the production of green hydrogen from floating, offshore wind turbines.
The first of its kind project, featuring a 400 turbine ‘farm’, is believed to have a capacity of 4GW, enough to sufficiently heat more than 1.5 million UK homes with no carbon emissions.
With phase one of the project complete, the new capital will allow ERM to begin phase two which will undertake detailed engineering and consents, with a view to make a final investment decision on a 2MW prototype facility by March 2021.
“Hydrogen offers the opportunity of a cleaner, greener fuel for heating our homes and getting us from A to B,” said Kwasi Kwarteng, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth.
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