Hydrogen East to launch first phase of scoping study


Hydrogen East is to launch its Bacton Energy Hub scoping report, marking the first phase of its study into developing a thriving hydrogen economy in Norfolk and Suffolk.

On 20 May, the Hydrogen East team will discuss the main themes of the report, highlighting how the existing and planned energy infrastructure in the region could facilitate hydrogen adoption; a regional hydrogen demand assessment from potential local users; and a range of possible pathways to establishing an integrated energy hub – which would involve the Bacton gas terminal being redeveloped – before sharing initial recommendations and proposed next steps.

Hydrogen East’s scoping study is the first phase of a three-part project, officially launched back in February, with a potential second phase involving options development, detailed project definition and concept engineering studies, followed by a third phase which would see the establishment of a demonstration project, or projects, with funding and partnering arrangements supported by a detailed net zero-based engineering pathway for the Bacton Energy Hub. Due to it being well connected and strategically important, Bacton is a site that should play a vital role in supporting both regional and national net zero ambitions, as well as facilitating a future hydrogen export market.

Xodus Group will also speak at the event, discussing contributing research into the carbon capture and storage opportunity in the surrounding Southern North Sea, with blue hydrogen production at Bacton being an initial anchor.

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