Two low carbon hydrogen plants to be built


The government is investing £28 million to develop two of Europe’s first-ever low carbon hydrogen production plants.

Hydrogen is a low or zero-emission alternative to fossil fuels which could power future transport and industry.

The first production plant is will be built on the banks of the Mersey, the second is planned for near Aberdeen.

A third project will develop technology to harness offshore wind off the Grimsby coast to power electrolysis and produce hydrogen.

Currently difficult and expensive to produce in bulk, hydrogen could be vital in the fight against climate change as a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels used by heavy transport and industry.