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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 99012, tabled on 6 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress he has made on delivering the commitments of the UK hydrogen strategy.

Answered on

14 January 2022

Good progress is being made since the Hydrogen Strategy was published in August 2021. In November, the Government’s Net Zero Strategy announced the Industrial Decarbonisation Hydrogen Revenue Support scheme, worth £100 million and in December, the Government published a call for evidence on ‘hydrogen-ready’ industrial boiler equipment which will remain open until 14 March. Later this month the Regulators’ Forum will have its first meeting to advise on the identification and prioritisation of regulatory roles, barriers and standards in the H2 value chain.

The Government has also published consultations on the proposed design of the £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund, a hydrogen business model and a UK standard for low carbon hydrogen. The Government will respond to these consultations, which closed in late October 2021, in the first quarter of this year alongside indicative Heads of Terms for the business model. The Government will then launch the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund and Standard.