WHO WE ARE

We are a consortium of three energy companies with a shared vision, to build the UK’s first net zero carbon cluster, growing out of the Humber by the mid-2020s and creating the start of a new hydrogen economy across Yorkshire and the North of England. Together we will explore how a large scale carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) network and a hydrogen production facility could be constructed in the Humber in the mid-2020s. We are an open, inclusive consortium ready to work alongside new partners and supporters in the Humber, North of England region, the UK and around the world.

SUPPORTERS

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Drax Group

Drax is enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. It is the UK’s third-largest electricity generator and produces more renewable power than any other company with assets around the country, including Drax Power Station, the largest decarbonisation project in Europe.

Drax has a near 50-year history of innovation in power generation, and a proven track record of delivering transformative projects, including the conversion of four 600-plus MW units from coal to sustainably sourced biomass.

The power station is now pioneering bioenergy carbon capture and storage, the first step towards becoming the world’s first carbon negative power station.

Equinor

Equinor is a global energy company committed to long term value creation in a low carbon future inspired by its vision of shaping the future of energy. It is the largest supplier of crude oil and natural gas to the UK with its gas supplies meeting more than 25% of UK demand.

Its three offshore wind farms together supply electricity to 650,000 UK homes. Hywind Scotland is the world’s first floating offshore wind park and is partnered with Batwind, the world’s first battery for offshore wind. It is also co-developing three further wind projects at Dogger Bank.

Equinor is also a world leader in carbon capture and storage, capturing and storing more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 in over 20 years at its Sleipner and Snøhvit projects in Norway.

In the UK, its Mariner oil field is one of the largest upstream investments in the last 10 years and started production in August 2019.

National Grid Ventures

National Grid Ventures is a part of the National Grid group, the UK’s energy transmission and system operator, dedicated to supporting new energy technologies.

National Grid Ventures plays a crucial role in the decarbonisation of the UK, holding a portfolio of sub-sea interconnectors that import low-carbon energy to the UK and support domestic renewable generation. 

By developing, operating and investing in innovative projects and partnerships it is helping to develop a cleaner energy future for the UK and accelerating the growth of renewable energies and low carbon generation.