General – Hydrogen
EDF Renewables UK and Hynamics, a subsidiary of EDF Group specialising in hydrogen, are announcing plans to invest significantly in their Teesside operation, supporting local and national government aspirations to regenerate Tees Valley by investing in decarbonisation.
EDF is the latest business to commit investment to Tees Valley, announcing plans for a green hydrogen production centre in the vicinity of the former Redcar steelworks.
Tees Green Hydrogen, will be a pioneering project, using the green electricity from nearby Teesside Offshore Wind Farm along with a new solar farm, which EDF Renewables UK intends to construct near Redcar, to power its hydrogen electrolyser.
The project will supply local business customers with hydrogen to support decarbonisation efforts and a significant reduction in industrial pollution.
The development is the latest in a growing list of green initiatives proposed on Teesside. In its initial phase, the electrolyser will be 30-50MW in size, but is designed to be able to scale to over 500MW, in line with emerging demand.