Plans to transform the UK’s largest and most carbon-intensive region, Humber, into the world’s first net zero industrial cluster by 2040 have taken a step forward today after the consortium of companies behind the project submitted a £75m proposal to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The bid by the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) Partnership centres around two elements: a plant that produces hydrogen from natural gas and a hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline network.
Equinor-led H2H Saltend (Hydrogen to Humber Saltend), at Saltend Chemicals Park near the city of Hull, will be largest plant of its kind in the world to convert natural gas to hydrogen.
It will combine a 600MW autothermal reformer with carbon capture.
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