A project backed by offshore wind developer Ørsted, a floating wind site, and a gin distillery are three initiatives that have secured funding as part of a £390 million UK government programme to support the advancement of clean hydrogen production. Ørsted’s Gigastack project is being run in partnership with hydrogen solutions specialist ITM Power and energy consultancy Element Energy. The six-month study will investigate the best ways to deliver “bulk, low-cost and zero-carbon hydrogen”, Ørsted said. It received £499,905 from the UK’s business, energy and industrial strategy ministry, which will cover the feasibility of the project. “We’ve seen the cost of offshore wind reduced dramatically thanks to industry and government working together, and I hope this project can be the start of a similar journey with green hydrogen,” said Ørsted UK managing director Matthew Wright. ITM’s CEO Graham Cooley explained the study would look to lower the cost of producing green hydrogen by “scaling the individual electrolyser stacks to 5MW, and the production process to 1GW of electrolysis” a year.
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