EET Hydrogen starts advanced design for 1GW UK low-carbon hydrogen plant

Gary Hornby


LONDON (ICIS)–Advanced design work has begun on a hydrogen production project that could have capacity of up to 1GW and is expected to produce approximately 230,000 tonnes/year of low-carbon hydrogen, the developer said on 25 September.

Hydrogen produced by the HPP2 project, due online in 2026 and being developed by EET Hydrogen, will be used by local industrial and power generation customers in the northwest of England within the HyNet cluster.

This follows on from the front-end design and engineering (FEED) completion on the 350MW HPP1 plant, also due online in 2026, back in September 2021. The two plants are adjacent to each other.

HPP1 and HPP2 combined are expected to capture some 2.5m tonnes/year of CO2 before increasing capacity to 4GW by 2030. This would be 40% of the UK government’s 10GW target for low-carbon hydrogen generation capacity.

However 5GW of the 10GW target covers renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis which neither HPP1 or HPP2 will qualify for.


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