Getech has set out plans to establish a national network of hydrogen generation, storage and retail hubs in the UK.
On 26 January, it announced that it had agreed a strategic partnership with H2 Green to collaborate on creating a network of industrial land assets that will see a shift from higher cost, on-demand hydrogen to a system designed around surplus storage and optimised cost. Getech will use its location analytics expertise and support H2 Green in locating, ranking and building a network of large scale hydrogen hubs, leading to a UK network capable of supporting both public and heavy duty transport fleets. According to Getech, costs could be reduced by more than 20% based on modelled project economics.
H2 Green has also signed an agreement with SGN that will see them explore regenerating sites across Scotland and the south of England to include within a network of green hydrogen hubs. These would facilitate green hydrogen generation, storage and retail, offering access to a cleaner alternative to diesel for buses and HGVs. Furthermore, in a UK first, the partners are exploring the potential for green hydrogen produced on site to be stored in redundant gas holders.