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16 Sep 2021 / 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Hydrogen production : unlocking a low carbon future with HyNet



HyNet is developing the UK’s first hydrogen production plant. Dial in to hear Johnson Matthey, Kent, Essar & Progressive Energy explain how.

The £750m project will produce low carbon hydrogen at Essar’s Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire in North West of the UK.

The hydrogen production hub will deliver low carbon energy to industry across North West England, and North Wales, as well as to fuel buses, trains and heavy goods vehicles, to heat our homes, and to generate electricity when the sun is not shining or the wind blowing – pioneering a hydrogen economy.

The project, being delivered jointly by Progressive Energy and Essar, will use Johnson Matthey’s best in class Low Carbon Hydrogen (LCH™) technology with engineering being run by Kent (formally SNC-Lavalin).

At this event, you will be able to hear from, and ask questions of, the engineers, project managers and technologists explain exactly what they have done so far, the challenges and learnings they have experienced along the way. We will end with a panel session with senior representatives of each organisation explaining how this will change the future of industry in a net zero world.

Natural gas, and fuel gases from the refinery, will be converted into low carbon hydrogen, with carbon dioxide safely captured and stored offshore in sub-surface reservoirs in Liverpool Bay.

The UK’s first low carbon hydrogen hub will initially produce 3 terawatt-hours (TWh) of low carbon hydrogen each year from the mid 2020’s. This will be quickly followed by a facility twice this size giving a total capacity of over 9TWh of hydrogen per annum, equivalent to the energy used for heating across the whole of Liverpool.

Funding for the project has been provided by the UK Government’s hydrogen supply competition.

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