Essar Oil wants to develop the UK’s first refinery-based furnace fuelled entirely by hydrogen.
The company today (May 25) said it has secured a £7.2m grant from the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund to invest in the project that will help decarbonise the Stanlow Refinery in North West England.
Made available through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the funding will be used to install a new furnace in the crude distillation unit at Stanlow that will be able to run on a 100% hydrogen fuel source.
Essar said the furnace will use hydrogen produced by the HyNet North West project at Stanlow, with the first stage of the initiative set to come on stream in 2025.
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