Renewable Energy – Green Hydrogen
Lhyfe and Centrica have agreed to jointly develop offshore renewable green hydrogen in the UK in a first for the country.
The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could accelerate green hydrogen as part of the energy transition in the UK.
Under the agreement, Lhyfe and Centrica will explore combining their expertise to collaborate on a pilot green hydrogen production site in the Southern North Sea.
The pilot will aim to combine Lhyfe’s expertise on green hydrogen production and Centrica’s experience of gas storage and infrastructure to ensure that the hydrogen produced can be safely stored and utilised in the UK.
The end result would be proof that an end-to-end hydrogen production, storage, and distribution system is possible in the country.
The energy firms will also examine an additional partnership to deploy the technology at commercial scale alongside offshore wind electricity production.
Renewable green hydrogen coupled with offshore wind power is expected to play an increasingly important role in the UK’s energy mix, particularly with rapid expansion expected in both of these areas over the next 5-10 years.