North Yorkshire one step closer to its hydrogen pipeline ambition

South Bank in Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, could soon become the base for the next phase of hydrogen energy project H21, as the UK looks towards its net zero commitments.

Launched in 2016 and led by Northern Gas Networks (NGN), H21 aims to demonstrate that existing UK gas networks can be converted to carry 100% hydrogen for use in homes and businesses.

Under the proposal, which is subject to planning approval, the existing gas pipes on the site would be used to test a series of standard gas network procedures using hydrogen.

Mark Horsley, Chief Executive for Northern Gas Networks said: “Hydrogen can play a key role in the UK’s future energy mix as we move towards zero carbon emissions.”

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