Six HyNet projects receive go-ahead from UK Government

Six HyNet projects have received the go-ahead from the UK Government to begin reducing carbon dioxide emissions from industry from the mid-2020s as part of the HyNet decarbonisation cluster.

The projects cover Vertex Hydrogen, Hanson’s Padeswood Cement Plant, Viridor’s Runcorn Energy Recovery Facility, Covanta’s Protos Energy Recovery Facility, Essar’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex and Buxton Lime Net Zero.

The news follows HyNet’s selection by Government, in October 2021, to fast-track the decarbonisation of the industrial cluster located across North West England and North Wales, which was Phase-1 of the Track 1 cluster sequencing process. The hydrogen hub is targeting 350MW of low carbon hydrogen capacity by 2025, rising to 30TWh a year by 2030 – and it also aims to store 10mn tonnes of carbon dioxide each year by the end of the decade.

The latest announcement confirms which individual plants within HyNet will receive support from Government as part of Phase-2 of the cluster sequencing process.

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