A group of 28 organisations have committed to switching to low carbon hydrogen produced and distributed in the North West as part of the HyNet industrial decarbonisation cluster.
On 14 April, HyNet announced that the likes of Kelloggs, PepsiCo and Jaguar LandRover have pledged to transition away from natural gas to locally-manufactured hydrogen. Having manufacturers that supply the UK with food, drink, consumer goods, metals, paper, cars, glass and chemicals commit to hydrogen was cited as a “vital move” for the UK’s transition to a low carbon manufacturing sector, founded on secure, affordable UK clean energy.
Each company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent of receiving a future network connection and supply of hydrogen through HyNet infrastructure. There have already been demonstrations of switching from natural gas to hydrogen within the HyNet region, taking place at Pilkington Glass and Unilever, with further trials set to follow over the next two years across a range of industrial sectors.