Five new members have joined the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA), which brings together some of the UK’s most influential organisations to help develop the region as the primary hydrogen economy.
They include ABB, Alstom, AXIS, Bilfinger UK and Uniper, supporting the NWHA’s mission of driving the hydrogen economy in the North West region.
ABB is working towards a more sustainable future that has helped reduced 2,000 tonnes of carbon a year at Manchester Airport, Alstom has created the world’s first hydrogen-powered train while AXIS is providing planning support for a range of energy development projects such as HyNet.
Bilfinger UK, headquartered in Cheshire, delivers products and services that allow its customers to benefit from hydrogen technology across the entire value chain from production, storage and transportation to utilisation while Uniper is supporting decarbonisation in the North West and is a partner for potential future investment in hydrogen.
Professor Joe Howe, Chair of the NWHA and Executive Director, Thornton Research Institute at the University of Chester said: “The North West Hydrogen Alliance is going from strength to strength and shows how this region is leading on developing the UK’s first hydrogen economy.
“I’m delighted to welcome our new members and look forward to them contributing to the work of the Alliance. There are already multiple hydrogen projects happening right now and by working together we can make our goal a reality.”
The NWHA is the hydrogen partner of Net Zero North West, an industry-led organisation driving inward investment into decarbonisation projects in the region.