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Funding Boost for North West Energy and Hydrogen Cluster

23 April 2020

The North West Energy & Hydrogen Cluster has secured a funding boost designed to help map out the region's journey to becoming the UK's first net zero carbon industrial area by 2040. The hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) project, HyNet, has also been backed.

The £120,000 project – which is jointly funded by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) under the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Fund (IDCF) – will be used to set out a clear vision for how the North West will decarbonise industry, protect jobs and help the UK meet its legally binding net zero targets.

Led by the North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT), the cluster brings together political and industry partners in a move which could yield 33,000 jobs, more than £4bn of investment and save 10 million tonnes of carbon per year.

The roadmap will identify the projects, technologies and strategic infrastructure required across the region to underpin future private and public sector investment.

It will lead to a future funding bid for a share of £8m later this year under phase two of the scheme.

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