ITM Power Plc (LON:ITM) and Element Energy will study the feasibility of a gigawatt-scale renewable hydrogen project in Humberside, the UK's largest cluster by industrial emissions.
The companies announced today that they have won the project in the "Decarbonisation of Industrial Clusters" competition through Phase One of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
As part of the "Green Hydrogen for Humberside" project, ITM and Element will gather information from industrial energy users in Immingham, the Southern cluster, to assess the feasibility of switching to renewable hydrogen and justify the deployment of a number of 100-MW electrolyser sites.
Immingham is the most carbon intensive cluster but there is a significant opportunity to use renewable power from gigawatts of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. In the long-term, there is the opportunity to install hundreds of turbines for green hydrogen production offshore, ITM said in the press release.
“The skills gained from creating the first renewable hydrogen cluster will be leveraged in other UK clusters and internationally, making the UK an international centre for renewable hydrogen excellence,” the company added.
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