HyNet is being developed by a set of global organisations with significant experience of major infrastructure deployment.

Energy innovation is thriving across Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire. Flintshire and Wrexham.

Liverpool City Region are committed to the city region sitting at the ‘forefront of sustainable technology innovation’, an objective HyNet will play a big part in helping to meet.

Greater Manchester’s 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.

HyNet has been singled out in the Cheshire West and Chesters Climate Emergency Response Plan:

“Of all the interventions set out in the Climate Emergency Response Plan, HyNet is the most transformative and offers the greatest potential for carbon reduction.”

All three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) – for Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire, and the two Metro Mayors for Liverpool and Manchester are supportive of the HyNet.

“Hydrogen from HyNet will enable decarbonisation of hard-to-reach sectors, including heating of homes, fuelling of industry and flexible power generation”

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region

“HyNet is an exciting and ambitious industry-led project...and will transform West Cheshire into a world-leading location for clean growth.”

Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council

“…a big step towards
a green future.”

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester


Supporting organisations 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 Progressive and Cadent to explore the use of hydrogen. HyNet North West is being developed in association with the following organisations.

HyNet has received funding support from the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership through their local growth fund. Visit their website for more info.

The North West Hydrogen 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. Visit their website for more info.

Net Zero North West unites industry, providing a strong voice and holistic vision for industrial decarbonisation in the North West. The partners are committed to working together to deliver change that is not only essential in supporting the energy intensive industries that make this region thrive, but critical in reaching the UK’s net zero targets. Visit their website for more info.