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


HyNet North West is comprised of a core consortium of eight partners, which are developing the main infrastructure for the project. Other 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. 24 of these companies have signed MoUs with Progressive and Cadent to actively explore the potential to switch to hydrogen as soon as it is available from HyNet.

HyNet North West is working with a range of public sector partners and collaborating with other clean growth initiatives 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. The HyNet Consortium 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’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.

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. HyNet is also engaging with the Cheshire 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 the Consortium and are supportive of the project.

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


HyNet has received funding support from the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership through their local growth fund.

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.

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.