- Published: 23 February 2021 23 February 2021
A new research study has been officially kicked off to explore the potential for hydrogen production off the coast of East Anglia. The study, led by Hydrogen East, will research options and scenarios to bring together the region’s offshore gas and offshore wind sectors to produce clean hydrogen at scale for cleaner power, heat and transport fuels supplying the region and beyond.
The ‘Bacton Energy Hub: Exploring the potential for hydrogen from the Southern North Sea’ study will provide a detailed map of existing offshore and onshore energy-related infrastructure and develop options and scenarios for where wind farms, gas platforms, subsea pipelines and cables could be integrated or repurposed over time to support hydrogen production, with the Bacton terminal on North Norfolk’s coast being used for injection into the national grid. The study is being co-funded by OGTC, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and North Norfolk District Council, with support from New Anglia Energy, Opergy, and Xodus Group.