Northern Ireland hydrogen economy to be kick-started with new project


NI Water has unveiled a new project which, it says, will help to kick start the hydrogen economy in Northern Ireland.

On 17 November, the company announced that backed by £5mn of funding from the Department for the Economy (DfE), it will undertake an “Oxygen and Hydrogen Demonstrator Project”. It will use a state-of-the-art 1MW electrolyser, deployed at a major wastewater treatment works, and marks the first project in the UK that will demonstrate how electrolysis can help to increase processing capacity, reduce carbon emissions and improve flexibility in the electricity grid.

Head of Energy at NI Water, Damien O’Mullan, said: “This project puts Northern Ireland at the forefront of the rapidly developing global hydrogen economy and creates a hugely positive legacy for future generations.”

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