Hydrogen to Heysham (H2H) will test an innovative use for nuclear energy, says Xavier Mamo, Director of R&D at EDF Energy. The Hydrogen to Heysham (H2H) project led by EDF Energy will use a different method. We want to test the potential of using electrolysers connected to the Heysham nuclear power station to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Renewables energy could be used to produce the gas in the same way, but we believe the constant supply of low carbon power from nuclear will be more cost-effective. Our ambition is that H2H will establish Lancaster as a hydrogen hub. Our partners at Lancaster University want to set up a dedicated research centre. Hydrogen could be used for local industry and transport and it might one day heat some of the city’s homes.
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