Midlands | Green Hydrogen
A REVIEW OF HOW THE MIDLANDS REGION CAN SUPPORT GREEN HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A HOLISTIC APPROACH
Key points: • Hydrogen is becoming a globally recognised energy vector to decarbonise hard-to-electrify sectors. • To date, hydrogen demand is primarily concentrated in the industrial sector, namely chemical processing and ammonia manufacture. • The UK Government is proposing a twin-track approach to hydrogen production, where green hydrogen will play a small role, between 10 and 20%, using assumptions based on data from the UK Hydrogen Strategy.
The UK could increase this percentage using access to renewable electricity and leveraging the capabilities of industrial clusters. • Green hydrogen is not dependent on fossil fuel feedstock energy and can be generated from renewable sources. • The Midlands region has the industrial capabilities to contribute to the complete supply chain for a containerised electrolyser system. This includes the technology which generates green hydrogen, provided the correct support and coordination was given to businesses to develop their product portfolio.