Hydrogen from biomass funding winners announced


The government has revealed 22 projects have been successful under the first phase of its Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme.

Launched back in January, the programme aims to support the development of innovative technologies that can generate hydrogen from biomass and waste. The 22 winners will receive a share of £5mn as they look to develop their project plans and demonstrate the feasibility of their proposals. Further funding will then be awarded in a further phase to the most promising projects.

Those to be successful include the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, which has received £220,239 to develop an innovative and sustainable process to obtain hydrogen from the organic matter present in different types of waste; the University of Leeds, which has been awarded £249,984 for its H2-Boost project to produce biohydrogen for the UK transport sector; and 17Cicada in Stevenage, which was granted £237,065 to develop technology to produce hydrogen from bacteria.