Vertex Hydrogen has now signed agreements to supply over 1,000MW of low carbon hydrogen to leading industrial names in the HyNet North West cluster region, reaching its expected production capacity.
The project will capture some 1.8m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year and reduce more than 10% of the region’s industrial emissions – the equivalent to taking 750,000 cars off the roads. It will see over £2bn of direct investments in the hydrogen plant and associated regional hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure. Vertex Hydrogen is a joint venture between Essar Oil UK and Progressive Energy.
Hydrogen demand comes from global businesses operating in the region, who are looking to become the first low carbon operations in a number of key sectors by switching their current high carbon fuels to low carbon hydrogen, which will be produced at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port (pictured), using Johnson Matthey’s LCHTM technology.
These consumers are substantial direct and indirect contributors to the 340,000 people employed in manufacturing in the North West. It also includes innovators in the sustainable aviation fuels, glass and cement industries.
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