Ikigai, supported by DNV GL, has been appointed to deliver a hydrogen investment strategy for the Thames Estuary.
On 3 February, Ikigai, reflecting back to a virtual summit in November 2020, noted significant interest in the development of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Thames Estuary. The anticipated demand sparked by a shift away from fossil fuels, as well as the location of the Estuary and its capacity to deliver at scale make it an “extremely compelling case” for investors, it added.
Ikigai and DNV GL will now create a roadmap to realise this opportunity. It will evaluate and identify the potential for investable hydrogen generation, distribution, storage and usage infrastructure within the Estuary, seeking to meet the commitments set out in the action plan released at the time of the summit, The Green Blue. These include driving green growth and spearheading the development of a hydrogen ecosystem that allows for the greening of transport on land and water, along with accelerating decarbonisation.