The government has announced a £90 million package to support projects, including hydrogen, that can help reduce emissions from homes and heavy industry and support the UK's 2050 net zero goal.
Hydrogen is a low or zero emission alternative to fossil fuels, which could be used to power industry and transport but is currently difficult and expensive to produce in bulk.
A total of £28 million will support the development of hydrogen production, including two of Europe’s first hydrogen plants - one on the banks of the Mersey and the second planned to be located near Aberdeen – as well as technology to harness offshore wind off the Grimbsy coast to power electrolysis and produce hydrogen.
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