Well-known brand-owners Pepsico, Heinz, Kelloggs, Essity and Novelis have been selected for funding by Government to review the feasibility of switching their North West plants to run on hydrogen.

The programme, named ‘HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching’, will provide evidence to enable major manufacturing sites to switch to low carbon hydrogen from HyNet, enabling decarbonisation of a range of industry sectors, making a critical contribution to the UK’s journey to Net Zero.

Each site will design projects to demonstrate how hydrogen can be used to fuel their processes.  The next phase of the programme, run by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will fund the physical hydrogen demonstrations – in which the sites are run on hydrogen.

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