Many experts including the Committee on Climate Change see clean hydrogen production and fuel switching from fossil fuels to hydrogen as pivotal for the UK to reach net zero by 2050. Hydrogen produced at scale can be applied to industry, power, heat, transport and even serve as energy storage.
Equinor’s H2H Saltend pilot project at Saltend Chemicals Park will produce hydrogen from natural gas for use in existing power plants and industry, underpin the UK’s first low carbon infrastructure for hydrogen and carbon dioxide, and enable the production of low carbon chemicals.
The project is a first step to the Zero Carbon Humber vision with start-up expected in 2026. Both H2H Saltend and the low carbon infrastructure will then expand to link in other industrial users across the Humber region.