Octopus Hydrogen, Innova Renewables and Novus Renewable Services have today (Oct 5) committed to the development of several hydrogen production facilities in the UK.
In a move which will see the development of some of the UK’s first co-located green hydrogen projects in the country, the trio want to produce between 500g and 25,000kg of hydrogen daily.
Under project plans, Octopus Hydrogen, part of the Octopus Energy Group, will design, build and operation hydrogen production sites at multiple Innova renewable generation sites. Each site will feature an electrolyser between 2MW and 20MW in scale.
Octopus Hydrogen’s optimisation software will be used to control electrolysis, and when the site export at full potential, will help balance the grid by choosing the best time to use green electricity to produce hydrogen.
Novus is already working with Innova Renewables to develop 4GW of solar, wind and battery capacity across the UK in hope to make a green hydrogen economy a near-term reality.
Commenting on the plans, Will Rowe, founder and CEO of Octopus Hydrogen, said, “This is an incredibly exciting step forward on the journey for Octopus Hydrogen. Partnering with Innova and Novus will allow us to develop and establish our decentralised model for green hydrogen production in the UK.
“Through this partnership we will increase the amount of green hydrogen available in the UK by approximately 25 tonnes per day, enough to decarbonise over 500 long haul heavy goods vehicles. We need to see electrification wherever possible, from home heating and domestic cars, but we also need green hydrogen to help decarbonise the hard-to-abate parts of the transport sector.”
Ryan Adams, Director of Novus, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Octopus Hydrogen to help boost the supply of green hydrogen in the UK as part of our collective journey towards net-zero.
“Together with Octopus Hydrogen and Innova Renewables, we hope to begin making the green hydrogen economy a reality, demonstrating to both business and consumers that use of green hydrogen is not just a long-term vision but something available to them today.”
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