Plans unveiled for the UK’s first refinery-based furnace fuelled entirely by hydrogen

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.

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