North West’s net zero industrial cluster receives financial support

A share of £8m in Government funding will be invested in developing a comprehensive Cluster Plan, which will feature both hydrogen and CCUS technologies, as part of an effort to prepare the North West and North East Wales for a net zero future.

Part of the latest phase of the Government £170m Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge to support industrially intensive areas to establish low carbon and net zero industrial clusters, the funding will support a number of projects including the UK’s first waste plastic to hydrogen facility at Protos in Cheshire.

Read more: £20m plastic to hydrogen plant progresses

It is thought the commitment will remove over 40 million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere and create thousands of new jobs. The Cluster Plan will further provide a deliverable investment, technology and infrastructure blueprint to support the region’s net zero transition.

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