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North West Energy & Hydrogen Cluster awarded UK Gov funding

North West Energy & Hydrogen Cluster awarded UK Gov funding

A project in the North West of England mapping out the region’s journey to becoming the UK’s first net zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040 has secured UK Government funding.

Led by the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT), the North West Energy & Hydrogen Cluster brings together political and industry partners that are rising to the net zero challenge and could deliver 33,000 jobs, over £4bn investment and save 10 million tonnes of carbon per year.

The £120,000 roadmap, jointly funded by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) under the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Fund (IDCF), and by industry, will identify the projects, technologies and strategic infrastructure required across the region to underpin future private and public sector investment.

It will lead to a future funding bid for a share of £8m later this year under phase two of the roadmap project.

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