Revealed today, (Jan 28), this could be a crucial development for the North West of England’s hydrogen economy and could be key in unlocking the huge potential in the areas.

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In utilising hydrogen within this region, it could reduce the carbon emissions produced in the region with the area recognised as the industrial heartland of the UK and thus introducing hydrogen here it could support decarbonisation and provide skilled jobs.

Cadent has identified potential route corridors for the pipeline with the pipeline expected to extend to Northwich, St Helens, Partington, Stanlow areas of the North West region.

At the heart of HyNet will sit the UK’s first ever hydrogen production plant.  This hub will deliver 350MW of low carbon hydrogen capacity by 2025 unlocking annual production rising to 30TWh a year by 2030.

The team behind the HyNet Hydrogen Production Plant are Progressive Energy, Essar UK, Kent and Johnson Matthey.

HyNet Hydrogen Production’s core technology is Johnson Matthey’s Low Carbon Hydrogen (LCHTM2) – a “best in class” technology for low carbon hydrogen production from natural gas, delivering both high efficiency and high CO2 capture rates that will be imperative to meeting proposed exacting standards for low carbon hydrogen.

Rob Donovan, Cadent Head of Project Delivery for HyNet, said, “We are excited to launch our consultation on our proposals and get the thoughts of local people to help us identify the best route for the pipeline.

“Cadent is committed to supporting a Net Zero Carbon future for the UK. Delivery of these plans will be essential to unlocking the ambitions of HyNet North West which would benefit the area for many years and generations to come.”


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