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Vertex Hydrogen submits plans to deliver UK’s first low carbon hydrogen hub
The submission marks another milestone hit in the development of the HyNet cluster.
Vertex Hydrogen announces the submission of plans to build the UK’s first low carbon hydrogen production hub as part of the Government’s Cluster Sequencing process.
The hub, which will be built at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire includes technology which will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to produce low carbon hydrogen. CO2 emissions will be stored offshore in Liverpool Bay. The hydrogen will replace the use of fossil fuels in industry, as well as heating homes, and fuelling transport across the North West England and North Wales.
Vertex’s submission to the Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘BEIS’) details plans for delivery of the UK’s first low carbon hydrogen production hub and marks another milestone in the development of HyNet North West. HyNet is the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster which was successfully selected by Government to drive forward the removal of carbon emissions from industry within Track 1 of the cluster sequencing process.
Vertex Hydrogen is a transformative new joint venture between Essar and Progressive Energy, two partners within the HyNet consortium. Vertex Hydrogen has been formed to provide a catalyst for a low carbon economy across North West England and North Wales, as a central part of the HyNet decarbonisation cluster.