Multimillion pound investment into region’s hydrogen ecosystem
Funding has been obtained to maximise the potential of the South West’s hydrogen ecosystem, driving the development of hydrogen skills, infrastructure and technology.
The GW-SHIFT: Great Western Supercluster of Hydrogen Impact for Future Technologies project, led by the Universities of Bath and Exeter, has secured £2.5 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of their Place Based Impact Acceleration Account awards (PBIAA).
The Western Gateway Hydrogen Delivery Pathway calculates that investing in hydrogen infrastructure within the area could create up to new 40,000 new jobs and safeguard a further 60,000 existing jobs.
Action C1. Foster innovation in technologies, institutions, business models, policy design and behaviour to achieve net-zero.