As part of the government’s £1 billion Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy announced last week, a number of industrial clusters around the UK are receiving a chunk of money to target technologies such as green hydrogen. One such cluster is in South Wales, which was awarded £19,999,997 of the £171 million available through the UK Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The funding will allow Lightsource bp Renewable Energy Investments to develop solar powered green hydrogen for direct use in the steel manufacturing on site. For Lightsource bp, the South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) will act as a feasibility study, allowing the company to develop both the renewable generation and the electrolyser itself. This will provide it with “the foundation to come to the table for global green hydrogen opportunities and show evidence of our ability and our experience in that space,” Chris Buckland, technical lead at Lightsource BP told Solar Power Portal.
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