Essar gives UK hydrogen production a £750m boost

The Telegraph | Jan 13, 2021 at 2:21 PM
  • Essar plans to produce large quantities of hydrogen at its Cheshire refinery in a boost to government efforts to increase uptake of the clean-burning fuel.
  • In a new joint venture backed by government support, the oil refiner and Progressive Energy will invest £750m to produce hydrogen for industrial users and potentially transport, heating and power generation.
  • Essar’s hydrogen will be produced using natural gas and fuel gases from the refinery – a production process that does generate carbon emissions.