Several partnerships have been formed with major North West organisations to develop HyNet Phase 1. Find out more here.
Low carbon energy in the North West
Energy innovation is thriving across Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire.
Led by the Mayor, an ambitious new Energy Strategy is currently being drafted for Liverpool City Region. Cadent has engaged with the Mayor and Liverpool LEP as part of the Strategy development process. This will build on the City Region’s recent new Transport Plan for Growth, the objectives of which HyNet would help meet.
Greater Manchester ambition is for a ‘cleaner greener region’, with a 48% reduction in carbon emissions. HyNet fits with the region’s focus on low carbon business sector and skills growth, and achieving cleaner air. In 2018 we showcased HyNet at the first Manchester Green Summit and are currently helping to inform the Mayoral-led work on whole system energy approaches.
Cadent is also part of the Energy Innovation District (EID). The EID was established by the industry-led Cheshire Energy Hub, which is focused on boosting productivity and fostering innovation in the NW energy sector. It brings together generators, energy-intensive manufacturers, innovators and academics to create a joined-up solution to the UK’s energy challenge.
All three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) – for Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire, and the two Metro-Mayors for Liverpool and Manchester have engaged closely with Cadent and are supportive of the project.
Supporting companies include global companies and brands across many sectors; from chemicals, glass and oil refining to food, paper and automotive. These organisations are supportive of the development of a low carbon hydrogen production and distribution network in the North West and are currently engaging with Cadent to explore the use of hydrogen.
North West Hydrogen Alliance
The Alliance is a group of leading organisations with a strong presence in the North West. It includes local academia, hydrogen producers, design engineers, major landowners and a range of other entities. All share a vision of creating a geographical centre of excellence and innovation which stimulates regional employment and underpins the UK’s emerging hydrogen economy. The Alliance is shortly to be formalised.