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Hydrogen: North West

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 125271, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of ensuring that the north west can benefit from a live hydrogen project in a similar way to the north east and its Hydrogen House demonstration site in Winlation.

Answered on

28 February 2022

The Government is supporting a range of projects that will help to reach our ambition for 5GW low carbon hydrogen production capacity across the UK by 2030. For example, in the North West, the Government are supporting HyNet which has been prioritised for CCUS deployment in the mid-2020s. The scheme has a core focus on industrial capture and CCUS-enabled (blue) hydrogen production. It will deliver low carbon hydrogen to a range of end use projects.