We have formed the partnership behind the hub with the aim of creating the seed of a functioning and growing Hydrogen (H2) economy across the city region.
The Hub, coordinated via Energy Lancaster at Lancaster University, brings together:
- local and global energy and technology firms
- local transport companies and heat consumers
- clean-air, planning, regeneration and low-carbon stakeholders (including Councils and LEPs)
- scientists, economists and engineers
This is more than just an idea, as evident from the recently awarded BEIS grant, for our project with EDF Energy R&D UK: 'Hydrogen to Heysham'. The Lancaster Hydrogen Hub has three main aims:
- Build and grow local H2 production, storage, and transport facilities
- Decarbonise local industry & transport and heating of building estates
- Demonstrate a scalable H2 economy rolled out via incremental infrastructure investments
As illustrated above and described below, the surrounding district offers opportunities to showcase hydrogen-based transport on rail, road, and in the port, and hydrogen supported heating in estates like the University campus, the new Eden Project North, and the Bailrigg Garden Village.