Applications open for low carbon hydrogen supply competition


The government has opened applications for its Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 competition.

On 25 June, BEIS announced that Stream 1, Phase 1 and Stream 2 of the competition have opened to applications, with up to £60mn set to be awarded to projects that can help to develop a wide range of innovative low carbon hydrogen supply solutions. The competition is striving to support innovation in the supply of hydrogen, reduce the costs of supplying hydrogen, bring new solutions to market and ensure the UK develops world leading hydrogen technologies for a future hydrogen economy.

The first phase of Stream 1 – which will run over two phases – will support the development of feasibility studies with technology readiness levels between 4 and 6 with projects valued at up to £300,000. The second phase will support demonstrations at up to £6mn per project. Stream 2, meanwhile, will support demonstration of projects that are closer to market with technology readiness levels between 6 and 7. Projects will supported with up to £10mn to demonstrate hydrogen supply opportunities.

The deadline for applications is noon on 9 August 2021.