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Led by Environmental Resources Management Limited (ERM)
The project concerns the production of hydrogen at scale from offshore floating wind in deep water locations. It combines abundant UK offshore wind power with seawater to produce ‘green’ hydrogen which can be piped directly to shore. The concept consists of a large-scale floating wind turbine (nominally 10 MW) with an integrated water treatment unit and electrolysers for localised hydrogen production. This funding will enable the detailed design of a 2 MW prototype system.
Contract value: £3.12 million
2. HyNet – low carbon hydrogen plant
Led by Progressive Energy Ltd
A consortium of Progressive Energy, Essar, Johnson Matthey, and SNC-Lavalin will deliver the project comprising the development of a 100,000 Nm3 per hour clean hydrogen production facility for deployment as part of the HyNet Cluster, using Johnson Matthey’s low carbon hydrogen technology which enables carbon capture and storage. This technology could lower the cost of low carbon hydrogen by over 20% and has become the basis for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) analysis. This funding will permit further project development including engineering design to deliver a ‘shovel ready’ project.
Contract value: £7.48 million
Led by ITM Power Trading Ltd
Gigastack will demonstrate the delivery of bulk, low-cost and zero-carbon hydrogen through ITM Power’s gigawatt scale polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysers, manufactured in the UK. The project aims to dramatically reduce the cost of electrolytic hydrogen. This funding will enable ITM Power to work towards developing a system that uses electricity from Orsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm to generate renewable hydrogen for the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery. The company will also develop further plans for large scale production of electrolysers.
Contract value: £7.5 million
4. Acorn Hydrogen Project
Led by Pale Blue Dot Energy (PBDE)
The Acorn Hydrogen Project will evaluate and develop an advanced reformation process, including assessment of Johnson Matthey’s low carbon hydrogen technology. This will deliver an energy and cost-efficient process for hydrogen production from North Sea Gas, while capturing and sequestering the associated CO2 emissions to prevent climate change. This funding will enable further engineering studies.
Contract value: £2.7 million
5. Bulk Hydrogen Production by Sorbent Enhanced Steam Reforming (HyPER)
Led by Cranfield University
The project proposes to develop a low carbon bulk hydrogen supply through pilot scale demonstration of the sorption enhanced steam reforming process, based on a novel technology invented by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). This phase of the funding will enable the detailed design and build of the system at Cranfield University.
Contract value: £7.44 million