Hydrogen NI has launched today (May 11) to support the growth of the clean hydrogen economy in Northern Ireland.
The group has identified hydrogen as a rapidly emerging sustainable energy solution and is expecting it to play a central role in reducing the nations reliance on fossil fuels, particularly those currently used in the heating and heavy transport sectors.
This presents a unique opportunity for Northern Ireland to take advantage of its world-leading levels of renewable electricity by utilising electrolysis to turn water into hydrogen and oxygen.
It will also create a sustainable use for wind energy produced at times when electricity demand is low as currently this energy is lost.
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