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HyNet North West is unlocking Net Zero for the UK

HyNet North West is unlocking Net Zero for the UK

Liverpool waterfront. HyNet North West is a project which will transform not just the North West region, but the UK, acting as a template for how a hydrogen project could work, says Cadent | Credit: PA Images

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HyNet North West will play a critical role in the world’s fight against climate change, accelerating the UK’s transition to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  

The UK is at a turning point on its road to Net Zero.

With COP26 11months away, and the country still suffering through a global pandemic, bold and ambitious decisions now could set the course for years to come.  

The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution has laid out the priorities for the country to meet its ambition - delivery needs to start today. 

No project is as transformational as HyNet North West.

A full chain hydrogen and CCS project based in the birthplace of the industrial revolution, this project will kick start the hydrogen economy whilst securing the position of the North West as a global manufacturing, energy and skills leader for decades to come.  

Truly one of the industrial “SuperPlaces” described in the 10 Point Plan. 

HyNet North West is essential to delivery of the Ten Point Plan.

It will deliver around 80% of the entire UK target of 5GW of Hydrogen by 2030 and deliver CO2 capture and storage (CCUS) capacity for 10 million tonnes per year by 2030, equal to the entire UK 2030 target 

HyNet is also uniquely able to deliver a Hydrogen Village by 2025 & a Hydrogen Town by 2030. 


HyNet North West – Building a hydrogen future 

HyNet North West will play a critical role in the world’s fight against climate change, accelerating the UK’s transition to ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  

A collection of world-leading organisations has come together to develop HyNet North West.   

The hydrogen network, a world first, will produce, store and distribute hydrogen to decarbonise the North West of England and North Wales. Together with carbon capture and storage (CCS), these technologies have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 10 million tonnes every year by 2030 – the equivalent of taking four million cars off the road.  

The project is a game-changer. It will realise the potential of the hydrogen economy through the creation of state- of-the-art infrastructure. It will offer a viable alternative to the use of natural gas, providing a safe transition to a decarbonised world.  

If the UK Government is serious about its ‘levelling up agenda’ then providing the support for this project would be a strong positive signal about its commitment. 

A lasting legacy

HyNet North West will provide a lasting legacy for generations to come in North West England and North Wales.

It will establish the region as a world leader in clean energy innovation, building on its rich industrial heritage with new solutions to combat climate change, and promoting the area as an attractive place for businesses to operate and invest.  

National and global benefits

It is a regional project with national and global benefits.

According to a 2020 report from the UK Hydrogen Taskforce, scaling up hydrogen solutions in the UK could support 75,000 jobs by 2035.

This would offer opportunities for people in North West England and North Wales, and further afield, to develop new skillsets and train to work in exciting new sectors.  

HyNet North West offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to effect real change in energy production and consumption, creating the building blocks for a safer and cleaner world for generations to come.  

The start of the hydrogen revolution 

HyNet North West is a project which will transform not just the North West region, but the UK, acting as a template for how a hydrogen project could work.

If the UK Government is serious about its ‘levelling up agenda’ then providing the support for this project would be a strong positive signal about its commitment. 

To find out more about HyNet North West and our supporting organisations, click here

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