Hanson is to explore using hydrogen as a source of fuel at its UK asphalt sites after securing Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) funding.
The funding has been awarded through the EDF UK R&D centre to the Bay Hydrogen Hub – Hydrogen4Hanson project, which will look at developing nuclear hydrogen production and investigating technologies to deliver the hydrogen to industrial sites.
The project would underpin the development of a hydrogen hub at EDF’s Heysham nuclear power station in Morecambe, and the use of hydrogen to decarbonise more than 250 sites across the country.
It is seen as a key ‘stepping stone’ towards the decarbonisation of the asphalt and cement industry, developing nuclear hydrogen production and investigating technologies to deliver hydrogen to dispersed industrial sites.
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