The government has launched a £60m competition for innovative hydrogen production, storage, and transport solutions, as part of its effort to accelerate the development of the UK’s nascent hydrogen economy. Funding for the Low Carbon Supply 2 Competition, which opened for applications on Friday, comes from the government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, a £1bn fund earmarked for supporting the development of technologies that can help the UK meet its 2050 net zero emissions target. Up to £60m is to be awarded to projects that can develop a wide range of low hydrogen supply solutions, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said, as it confirmed the competition would be split between two streams.
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Norway’s state oil company Equinor will triple its UK hydrogen output, after setting out plans to build the world’s biggest hydrogen production plant with carbon capture and storage technology near Hull. Equinor plans to produce clean-burning “blue hydrogen” to supply the Keadby gas power plant in Lincolnshire, owned by energy company SSE, making it the world’s first full-scale power plant to burn pure hydrogen to generate electricity. Anders Opedal, the chief executive of Equinor, said on Monday that the company plans to produce another 1,200MW of blue hydrogen in the Humber area to help supply the Keadby hydrogen power plant.
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