A Teesside, UK-based hydrogen project developed by EDF Renewables UK and Hynamics – a 100% subsidiary of EDF Group specializing in hydrogen – has made it through to the final stages of the government’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF).
The £240m NZHF program – overseen by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero – aims to support the commercial deployment of hydrogen production projects in the UK as part of the government’s decarbonization strategy.
The Tees Green Hydrogen proposal will see green hydrogen being produced using electrolysis, powered by electricity from EDF Renewables UK and also direct power from the proposed Tees Solar farm – a project that EDF Renewables UK has already submitted plans for.
The duo’s latest project will supply industry nearby with green hydrogen to contribute towards decarbonization efforts while simultaneously reducing industrial pollution.
Following a due diligence period, EDF Renewables UK will enter negotiations with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero for Phase 1 of the project. In the first phase, the electrolyzer will have a 7.5MW capacity.
“The Tees Green Hydrogen project is truly pioneering in its use of locally produced green energy, from both wind and solar, to create green hydrogen for use in local industry,” said Tristan Zipfel, director of strategy and analysis at EDF Renewables UK.
Pierre de Raphelis-Soissan, business development director at Hynamics, added, “Tees Green Hydrogen has the potential to make a groundbreaking contribution to decarbonization in the North East of England. The project is uniquely placed to be scalable in order that emerging needs can be met as hydrogen-based technology becomes the industrial norm.”