Zero Carbon Humber joins UK Hydrogen Champion at Humber industry-wide roundtable

07/12/2022
We were proud to join the delegation welcoming UK Hydrogen Champion, Jane Toogood, to the Humber last week as part of a wide-reaching regional industry round table, hosted by CATCH.
Hydrogen Champion Event

Several members from Zero Carbon Humber including Equinor, Uniper, SSE Thermal, ABP and Centrica represented the ambitions of the wider Zero Carbon Humber group. They provided exciting project updates and discussed key issues around hydrogen supply, storage, demand, distribution, and utilisation.

Ms Toogood, who was joined by key representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), was appointed as UK Hydrogen Champion in June this year. She is working to spearhead the UK Government’s hydrogen ambitions. This includes helping deliver a hydrogen production capacity of 10GW by 2030, setting up annual allocation rounds for electrolytic hydrogen, and designing new business models for hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure by 2025.

Zero Carbon Humber is a consortium of fourteen world-renowned energy, infrastructure, and logistics organisations working to transform the Humber into the world’s first net zero industrial region by 2040. Collectively, ZCH is building the infrastructure and pipelines needed to provide low-carbon hydrogen to power the region’s key industries, while capturing and safely storing carbon deep under the southern North Sea.

ZCH is one pillar in the wider East Coast Cluster (ECC), which brings together decarbonisation projects across Teesside and the Humber. The ECC will enable a range of hydrogen and other low carbon projects that could deliver almost 50% of the UK’s 10GW hydrogen target for 2030.