Hydrogen UK now Britain’s largest hydrogen trade body
Published by Sara Simper,
Since launching in November 2021, Hydrogen UK (HUK) has bolstered its membership with ten new partners, making the total 33 and further adding to the trade body’s wide-ranging hydrogen expertise.
Born from the Hydrogen Taskforce, HUK’s mission is to ensure that government and industry work together to deliver a hydrogen economy and achieve net zero. Covering every part of the value chain from production to storage and networks to end-use, HUK is uniquely positioned to advise on how to move from planning to delivery.
The ten new members’ credentials in the market demonstrate the industry’s potential and how ready business is to make the energy transition a reality. On the supply side, RWE is the UK’s second largest power producer with a diverse operational portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind, biomass, hydro and gas. RWE is currently working with partners on approximately 31 green hydrogen projects across the UK and Europe.
National Grid Gas Transmission is central to the security of supply of the entire UK energy system, providing gas to 85% of homes and contributing 40% to electricity. National Grid Gas Transmission is running several projects looking into how the National Transmission System can be repurposed to transport hydrogen.
Further, Green Hydrogen Solutions focuses on reducing the costs of hydrogen from renewables and integrating the decarbonised hydrogen into the UK energy value chain and is currently developing and partnering on projects globally.
GHD, as a global engineering consultancy, is working on scaling up hydrogen across the globe with world-first hydrogen supply chain pilots and over 30 projects spanning the hydrogen value chain. GHD brings this global experience, from Australia, USA and Canada in particular, to help develop hydrogen projects in the UK, as well as policy and regulatory efforts.
Progressive Energy are experts in the development and implementation of innovative low carbon technology projects, such as hydrogen, right through to deployment. The team originated and lead the development of the HyNet, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster, has project-managed the successful HyDeploy hydrogen blending project from its origination and leads the HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching programme.
Concurrent to this work is BayoTech who are focused on building out a network of distributed hydrogen hubs producing low and carbon negative hydrogen. Kiwa’s expertise in technical consultancy combined with their laboratories for testing and certification will ensure that safety is of paramount importance during this transition.
Morrison Energy Services work with national energy networks and publicly owned organisations to repair, renew, refurbish and maintain the country’s gas, electricity and green energy infrastructure, with a key focus on decarbonisation and preparing the networks to carry hydrogen gas.
Kellas Midstream joins HUK as an energy infrastructure company that owns, manages and operates critical energy infrastructure in the North Sea. Kellas Midstream focuses on investing in critical long-life midstream infrastructure to ensure it runs safely and efficiently.
Finally, looking at the end-use, Bosch’s trailblazing research has generated a gas-fired heating boiler capable of burning natural gas or 100% hydrogen. In addition, Bosch are developing fuel flexible stationary fuel systems that generate highly efficient electricity with near zero air pollutants. HUK CEO, Clare Jackson said: “We are delighted to welcome our new Members to HUK and to our collective pursuit of cleaner energy. As the industry’s largest representative body, we are confident in the future of hydrogen and the role it has to play in our society. We have little time to halt the course of climate change which is why it is essential for business and government to continue to work together to create a sustainable energy system.”
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