A feasibility study to produce hydrogen from biogas from the Cardiff East Waste Water Treatment Works has received £372,931 funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Costain is working with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, Wales and West Utilities and food and drink manufacturer Princes Group on the study, which will assess if hydrogen can fuel boilers to provide heat for fruit juice pasteurisation.
The programme is funded through the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes through the 2020s and 2030s.
The H2Juice project funding comes from the BEIS £26 million Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme (Stream 2A), which will demonstrate the feasibility of end-to-end industrial fuel switching to hydrogen. The study will take five months with the possibility to awarded further funding in the subsequent Stream 2B, to conduct further engineering and a demonstrator.