Through a consortium led by Corre Energy, the funding will be used to conduct a feasibility study with Menter Môn on the idea of storing hydrogen as a liquid carrier: a world first.
The project is one of 12 supported by the British government as part of its programme to encourage net-zero innovation. Corre and Menter Môn will fund a prototype at the proposed Holyhead Hydrogen Hub if the first phase of the project is successful.
Menter Môn managing director Dafydd Gruffydd said: “We’re proud to be part of this consortium which is carrying out innovative work in the green energy sector.”
“The need for new technology in this sector is more apparent than ever, and as an organisation we want to continue to play a key role in this and similar projects. With Menter Môn leading on other green schemes such as the Morlais tidal energy project, this focus on hydrogen fits with our vision to develop expertise and increase local opportunities in these growth areas.”
Guto Owen, Menter Môn hydrogen director, added: “Developing energy storing technologies is an important step in our transition towards clean and secure renewable energy. We are well aware of the benefits of hydrogen as a zero-emission fuel for transportation, a long-term energy store as well as for heating homes – this project brings all this a step closer.”
“In addition to clear environmental benefits, renewable energy schemes like this also bring significant job, skills development, and supply chain opportunities. With traditional fuel prices increasing and the need to move to a low carbon economy, I am confident that hydrogen and the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub can play a key role.”