We are in the early stages of designing HyNet North West. We are committed to working with communities across North West England and North Wales to shape a scheme that best fits the needs of local communities before entering its planning stages.
The first part of the HyNet North West is to deliver hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage (CCS) infrastructure. We will create a new pipeline network delivering hydrogen across the region to supply industry, fuel transport and heat our homes. Another pipeline will take carbon dioxide (CO2) away to be stored safely and permanently in empty offshore oil and gas reservoirs.
This decarbonisation project has the potential to remove up to a quarter of CO2 produced in North West England and North Wales. This will set these regions and the wider UK safely and affordably on the path to meeting the legally binding target for ‘Net Zero’ CO2 emissions by 2050 and create new opportunities for the region in terms of energy innovation.