Hydrogen UK (HUK), the largest trade association for the hydrogen industry in the UK, has launched ‘Hydrogen Accelerators’ at the Conservative Party Conference, providing a blueprint for the continued development of Britain’s entire hydrogen value chain.
The Hydrogen Accelerators are a set of recommendations from the 50 strong industry members directed at the Government to ensure the successful deployment of hydrogen in the UK. The association’s members have met regularly to discuss pinch points and next steps for the industry, resulting in the hydrogen accelerators.
A year on from the publication of the Hydrogen Strategy, HUK is pushing for the rapid scaling of production, greater support for distribution and storage infrastructure, and the creation of demand in end-use sectors.
Hydrogen UK’s Accelerators provide detailed steps that industry and Government must take together to fast-track hydrogen’s progress in the UK, to secure our place as a global leader, create new jobs and economic prosperity and ensure that we deliver net zero cost-effectively.
The call for urgent action comes as the European Commission announces a €3 billion hydrogen bank for projects and the USA passes the Inflation Reduction Act, creating an attractive proposition for international hydrogen companies.
Clare Jackson, Hydrogen UK, CEO, said, “If we truly want Britain to secure a slice of this $2.5tn global hydrogen pie, we need to get our skates on because we are competing with other countries for investment.”