Earlier this year, Government launched a process to determine the sequence in which it would support the decarbonisation of regional industry clusters across the UK. This process has placed the clusters in the following two ‘tracks’:
- Track 1: begin decarbonising industry from 2025
- Track 2: begin decarbonising industry from around 2030.
The HyNet partners are delighted to announce that HyNet has been chosen for Track 1 and will proceed with decarbonising the North West and North Wales from 2025.
David Parkin, HyNet Project Director said:
“We are delighted that HyNet has been selected to progress within Track 1 of the industrial decarbonisation Cluster Sequencing process.
“HyNet is led by the demand from organisations and stakeholders across the North West of England and North Wales, who all want to reduce carbon emissions to Net Zero. From as soon as 2025, the project will enable our manufacturing sector across the region to decarbonise, as well as providing the opportunity to transition the way we travel and how we heat our homes.
“HyNet brings huge economic benefits, safeguarding existing jobs across the region and creating around 6,000 new employment opportunities to support the levelling up of the UK.
“The project partners are ready to deliver and, as one of the first industrial decarbonisation clusters, we will play a big part in shaping the country’s hydrogen economy, positioning the UK as a global leader in the sector.
“We are looking forward to working closely with Government and the other clusters to deliver and grow the infrastructure as rapidly as possible, both in breadth and depth, over the coming years.”
You can find out more about the Cluster Sequencing process here.