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Warrington South MP Andy Carter Calls on Government to Back Hydrogen Project ‘Hynet’

By December 6, 2020 4   min read  (553 words)

December 6, 2020 |

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A leading North West MP is calling for on the Government to back the Hynet North West project.

The Hynet North West project is a complete hydrogen project that incorporates Carbon Capture, hydrogen production and delivery and as such, is currently the most fully developed hydrogen project in the UK.

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‘The North West was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and can be the birthplace of the hydrogen economy if Hynet North West is supported’ say its supporters, who believe it is vitally important for the future of the region and can be a clear demonstration of the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda.

Hynet North West – Providing a green recovery

A collection of world-leading organisations have come together to develop HyNet North West. The hydrogen network, a world first, will produce, store and distribute hydrogen to decarbonise industry, flexible power generation, transport and heat across the North West of England and North Wales. Together with carbon capture and storage (CCS), these technologies have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10 million tonnes every year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road.

HyNet offers a cost effective, deliverable and fast route to decarbonise the North West industrial cluster and other sectors of the economy including transport, flexible power generation and heat

It will support recovery from Covid-19 through substantial investment in the region, and kick start the hydrogen economy
As well as securing existing jobs HyNet will create a further 6,000 permanent jobs in the region, and many more during construction and across the wider UK
Combined effects of direct spend on HyNet, and from related inward investment, will result in £31 billion GVA for the UK and around £17 billion for the North West to 2050

Funding of HyNet North West through the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge competition is essential to delivery of the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution:

  • HyNet North West will deliver around 80% of the entire UK target of 5GW of Hydrogen by 2030
  • HyNet North West will deliver CO2 capture and storage (CCUS) capacity for 10 million tonnes per year by 2030, equal to the entire UK 2030 target
  • HyNet North West is uniquely able to deliver a Hydrogen Village by 2025 & a Hydrogen Town by 2030
  • Hynet North West is just one of several industrial clusters in the UK bidding for funding, alongside, Teeside, Humberside, Aberdeen, South Wales.

But it is imperative that all of these Industrial Clusters funded as they are all essential for the UK to meet its Net Zero target.

Andy Carter, MP for Warrington South said, “Hydrogen will play a massive part in our future energy plans and I’m keen for Warrington and wider Cheshire to push forward projects like Hynet to aid our transition to Net Zero. This project will provide a bedrock to level up across the region, creating around 6,000 permanent highly skilled green jobs and delivering clean hydrogen energy into our local network to heat our homes.

Warrington South also has a wealth of manufacturing plants and innovative companies who have already got in touch asking me to support this project and to make sure it gets the funding it deserves. It will have a massive boost to the supply chain across Warrington, and critically will work with younger people and apprentices to upskill and make the case for working in the energy sector.

 

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