Plans to build a hydrogen gas generation plant at Heysham Power Stations have been announced. EDF Energy R&D says it is leading the “innovative and exciting” Hydrogen to Heysham (H2H) project which is looking at generating low carbon, low cost, local hydrogen from Heysham Power Stations. The consortium of industrial and academic partners, led by EDF Energy, is looking to design a hydrogen gas generation plant at Heysham Power Stations. The gas can then be used as a zero-carbon transport or heating fuel. The company recently launched its Generation Electric campaign to “build a brighter energy future for every home in the UK, using cutting-edge technologies which will accelerate the transition to a sustainable future”, and said this project fits that ambition. The consortium brings together the teams from EDF Energy R&D, Heysham Power Stations, Lancaster University, Atkins, European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) and EDF Group’s Hydrogen subsidiary Hynamics. It is funded as part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s £20 million Hydrogen Supply programme. It runs in two phases, the first is a feasibility study which will be completed by September 2019; and the second (subject to selection by the UK government) will be the pilot demonstration, starting in 2020 and running for two years. The H2H plan is to take advantage of the low carbon, low cost electricity from the nuclear power station to produce hydrogen gas in bulk from electrolysers.
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