Hydrogen and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

Are you ready to accelerate your Hydrogen business?

The UK is renowned as a global leader in renewable energy, and UK firms are working with governments and businesses across the region to address the challenges brought about by climate change to find solutions in the charge to net zero.

Find out how UK renewable energy innovation can help you meet your goals.

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Committing over £2bn to support successful projects in the first hydrogen allocation round, the UK has an ambition to up to 10GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

Hydrogen presents a massive economic opportunity for the UK, unlocking up to £11 billion of investment by 2030 across the value chain. Tap into the growing pipeline of over 250 projects.

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Thanks to its unique geology, skills and infrastructure as an island nation, the UK holds a strategic advantage for Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) compared to most other European countries.

Backed by an unprecedented £20 billion investment, the UK’s CCUS vision sets out how the UK will transition from early projects to becoming a competitive market in this area by 2035.

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World Hydrogen 2024 Summit & Exhibition, is the largest and most senior global hydrogen event and it returns to Rotterdam with its biggest edition yet!

Part of the SEC World Hydrogen Series, the Official World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition in Rotterdam, is proud to be partnered with the Government of the Netherlands, Province of Zuid-Holland, the Port of Rotterdam and the City of Rotterdam, solidifying their continual commitment and partnership to facilitate the official global springboard for hydrogen deals and project developments.

Featuring the C-Level Summit, the largest hydrogen-focused Exhibition in the world, the Africa Hydrogen Forum, 2 x H2 Tech Series Stages, the World Hydrogen Awards, incredible site visits to the Port of Rotterdam hydrogen projects along with non-stop networking for the entire value chain, this 2024 event will accommodate the surging expansion of the sector as hydrogen takes centre stage in global debates, subsidy schemes and energy transition plans.

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Hydrogen investment opportunities in the UK

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Hydrogen in North East Scotland

Scotland is perfectly placed to meet a significant proportion of Europe’s hydrogen demand, which could reach 700 TWh annually by 2050. Strategically positioned on the North Sea, Scotland has strong clusters of offshore and onshore wind, oil and gas, maritime, chemicals and gas distribution.

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East Midlands Freeport

The Freeport offers access to a wide range of innovative sectors, including advanced manufacturing, automotive and advanced logistics, and space and satellites. Hydrogen also presents a significant opportunity, with hydrogen heat pumps and boilers being developed by Bosch

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Felixstowe & Harwich

Freeport East is a world-leading centre for clean energy production, offering a unique set of opportunities and support for investors, traders, manufacturers and suppliers. Freeport East covers 1,500 square km and includes a range of development and investment opportunities.

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UK supply chain strengths to consider:

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Dedicated R&D funding

The UK’s dedicated R&D funding for hydrogen is  focussed on heavier applications, such as maritime, aviation and road freight, or in regional hubs where transport can help support its use in industrial, energy.

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Investment to reduce emissions

We have recently announced investments which include hydrogen vehicles and vessels, such as the £206m UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK-SHORE) and £200m for our Zero Emission Road Freight Demonstration (ZERFD).

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UK Government innovation funding programme

We have created the Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator, a £26 million innovation funding programme to support the demonstration of end-to-end industrial fuel switching to hydrogen in the UK.

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World-leading expertise

The UK has world-leading expertise to draw upon – with two of the world’s major process licensors for these projects based in the UK – and a mature supply chain to utilise from wider industries such as oil & gas and chemicals.

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Geology. The UK has favourable geology for large-scale hydrogen storage in salt caverns and disused oil and gas fields under the North Sea. The UK has a global leading geological advantage – having one of the greatest CO2 storage potentials of any country in the world.

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Ambition. The UK aims to produce up to 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen power by 2030, with at least half coming from green hydrogen. We will use excess offshore wind power to bring down costs. The UK Government has published delivery roadmaps to support industry to invest in carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen.

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Demand. UK hydrogen demand is estimated to reach 80 to 140 terawatt-hours in 2035. The increase in UK hydrogen production ambition, with greater focus on electrolytic hydrogen production, has opened potential opportunities to export hydrogen from the UK at scale.

Explore cost-effective finance solutions for project owners

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK Government’s export credit agency offering long-term, cost-effective finance solutions for buyers procuring goods and services from the UK. A £2bn Clean Growth Direct Lending Facility dedicates funding specifically for clean growth and renewable energy projects.

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Build connections with the UK's Hydrogen ecosystem:

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Hydrogen UK Conference and Awards

11th-12th March 2024

Birmingham

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World Hydrogen Summit & Exhibition

13-15 May 2024

Rotterdam

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Hydrogen Energy Association Conference

23 May 2024

London

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Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe

22-24 October 2024

Hamburg

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Get support from DBT

The United Kingdom's Department for Business & Trade (DBT) is a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.

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