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Levidian Joins Hydrogen UK to Drive Modernization of Standards

By June 1, 2022 2   min read  (396 words)

June 1, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, Levidian Joins Hydrogen UK to Drive Modernization of Standards

Levidian has today announced its membership of Hydrogen UK – a group of leading businesses driving the progress and uptake of hydrogen across Britain.

Levidian joins Hydrogen UK to help scale hydrogen across the country, with a particular focus on shaping the future of hydrogen categorisation.

Hydrogen has huge potential to transition the world’s energy use. LOOP – Levidian’s rapid decarbonisation device – uses plasma technology to crack methane into its constituent atoms: carbon and hydrogen. The hydrogen produced by LOOP can either be used immediately as part of a blend or stored for future use. The carbon is locked into high-quality graphene, which can support the adoption of hydrogen through the use of graphene-enhanced pipe coatings.

As the market for hydrogen matures, Levidian is particularly focused on ensuring hydrogen categorisation is centred on carbon footprint rather than production method. The Government’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard is an important step towards this and Levidian looks forward to working with Hydrogen UK to further develop this and future standards

“We are excited to welcome pioneers, Levidian, to Hydrogen UK, bringing with them some thrilling advancements in hydrogen production. Levidian’s arrival comes hot on the heels of a rush of new members, making HUK the largest trade association for the industry in the UK, and marking the critical role of hydrogen in the country’s net-zero future.”

Clare Jackson, CEO of Hydrogen UK

“We’re delighted to be working with Hydrogen UK to support the scaling up and commercialisation of hydrogen, which is critical to reducing our global carbon emissions. With ambitious new national targets set by the Government, we want to make sure policy supports innovation. By focusing on the carbon impact of hydrogen, rather than the specific technologies used to create it, Levidian believes the UK can unlock the massive potential of the hydrogen sector.”

John Hartley, CEO Levidian

In April, the UK Government’s Energy Security Strategy set out the importance of new technologies in reaching our ambitious national hydrogen targets – doubling the ambition to reach up to 10GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030. This partnership is part of Levidian’s wider efforts to assist with the scaling up of hydrogen in the UK.

Earlier this year, Levidian launched a project with National Grid focussing on how graphene can be used to strengthen grid infrastructure and carry more hydrogen around the network.

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