Energy from waste facilities could produce homegrown electrolytic hydrogen from the mid-2020s, helping to kick-start the UK’s hydrogen economy and accelerate regional decarbonisation.

Using proven electrolysis technology, energy from waste facilities could start to produce significant volumes for multiple users.

  • During periods of high renewable output our flexible, dispatchable sites would be able to switch between electricity export to the grid and hydrogen production.
  • We could use proven electrolyser technology to produce hydrogen at our sites from 2023, and at commercial scale from 2024. This would help kick-start the UK’s nascent hydrogen economy.
  • Hydrogen from energy from waste would complement rather than compete with ‘green hydrogen’ and ‘blue hydrogen’, which are dependent on the weather and natural gas prices respectively.
  • Hydrogen production could interlink our plants with the regional and national hydrogen infrastructure to underpin the development of a hydrogen economy as most of our plants are located in industrial areas next to large industrial demands. It could also be used as a fuel for HGVs that serve our sites.
Electrolytic hydrogen from energy from waste could help kick-start the hydrogen economy


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