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Lhyfe and Centrica join for green hydrogen

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Meenal Datar

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The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could accelerate green hydrogen as part of the energy transition in the UK.

Lhyfe and Centrica will explore combing their expertise to collaborate on a pilot green hydrogen production site in the southern north sea.

The pilot will aim to utilise Lhyfe’s expertise in green hydrogen production and Centrica’s experience in gas storage and infrastructure to ensure that the hydrogen produced, can be safely stored and utilised within the UK.

The two companies are hoping that the end result would be proof that an end-to-end hydrogen production, storage and distribution system is possible in the country.

The firms will also examine an additional partnership to deploy the technology at a commercial scale alongside offshore wind electricity production.

Colin Brown, UK and Ireland country manager of Lhyfe, says: ‘We are pleased to announce this agreement with Centrica, which represents an exciting opportunity to drive forward the clean energy transition through large-scale offshore green hydrogen production. Offshore electrolysis coupled with hydrogen storage will maximise the huge potential of offshore wind around the UK. The UK can become a global leader in the production of renewable green hydrogen, moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels and improving our homegrown energy security, while delivering net zero and boosting local economies.’

Martin Scargill, managing director of Centrica Storage, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with our partners Lhyfe on another exciting and world-leading Hydrogen project. Hydrogen is going to play a key role in decarbonising the UK’s power supply by 2035 and our long-term ambition is for Rough, our gas storage site, to be the world’s largest hydrogen store, offering up to 16TWh of storage capacity. This pilot will show how green hydrogen can be produced, moved and stored in the UK market; all while supporting the UK on its net zero journey.’

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