Harnessing hydrogen and filtering ambient air to remove carbon are among the ideas to make a new nuclear plant planned for Suffolk as green as possible. Local companies which want tap into opportunities for contracts at the proposed new Sizewell C project, near Leiston, were told of ambitious plans to kick-start the hydrogen economy – and develop a low carbon energy hub around the plant – as they attended a supply chain event. Firms also heard about plans for decarbonising the construction phase of the plant and aspirations to make Leiston the UK’s first Net Zero town. Steve Carroll, senior supply chain lead at Sizewell C, launched a series of supply chain webinars with an update on the project, explaining how it aligns with the government’s Energy White Paper ‘Powering Our Net Zero Future’, which was published in December. The government has announced that it is ready enter into discussions about a funding model for Sizewell C.
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