Hydrogen in the UK

The UK is home to some of the most ambitious and exciting hydrogen projects in the UK.

A database of all hydrogen projects in the UK can be found in the Members Area. If you would like to add a hydrogen project that you think we should know about, please get in touch!

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Aberdeen City Council Buses Acorn Project – St Fergus H100 – Fife Wrightbus – Northern Ireland H21 – Cumbria H2Teeside Hydrogen Transport Hub – Teeside Zero Carbon Humber - Humberside Gigastack – Humberside HyNet North West – Merseyside HyDeploy – Keele HydroFLEX – Birmingham Sizewell C – Suffolk ZeroAvia - Kemble Hydrogen Super-hub – Southampton South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)

Aberdeen City Council Buses

Aberdeen is now the proud host and user of the world’s first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses that will work to provide local people with zero-emission public transport.

The buses are set to transform the air of the granite city as they save one kilogram of CO2 with each kilometre they drive. The buses are virtually silent when they run, helping to create quieter, calmer streets.

Acorn Project – St Fergus

Using state-of-the-art technology, Acorn will transform natural gas into low-carbon hydrogen, before safely capturing and storing the carbon.

This hydrogen will be used to heat homes, power transport and provide industry with clean hydrogen. It will unlock Scotland’s economic growth by sustaining and creating jobs in new and existing industries.

H100 – Fife

Based in Levenmouth, this exciting project’s first phase will bring renewably produced hydrogen to 300 local homes to fuel their cooking and heating. It will store enough hydrogen to supply clean energy through the winter. H100 Fife will include the installation of hydrogen-ready boilers, cookers and fires.

A first of its kind, its second phase aims to heat 1000 homes – putting Scotland at the forefront of the energy revolution.

Wrightbus – Northern Ireland

Wrightbus are a world leader in low-emissions transport. Their double-decker buses can be quickly fuelled with low-carbon hydrogen and can have the same range as a diesel bus.

Based in Northern Ireland, Wrightbus show that innovative, hydrogen solutions can be developed here and exported aboard, benefitting local communities and supporting global efforts to decarbonise transport.

H21 – Cumbria

H21 is the gas industry’s project, led by Northern Gas Networks to access whether the gas network can transport hydrogen as safely, reliably and resiliently as it transports natural gas today. At Spadeadam in Cumbria, a 1km gas distribution network has been purpose built to test operational procedures under 100% hydrogen conditions and this vital work is also been repeated on an existing, disconnected network in the South Bank area of Middlesbrough.

H2Teeside

Part of the Net Zero Teesside cluster that aims to decarbonise a swathe of industries in the region through the capturing of carbon, H2Teesside is a proposed project that would be one of the largest low-carbon hydrogen production sites in the UK.

The region is home to five of the UK’s top 25 emitters and this project will supply a clean source of energy and support this region’s efforts to sustain and build greener industries.

Hydrogen Transport Hub – Teeside

The UK Government has developed a masterplan to create a hydrogen transport hub in Teesside.

The hub will produce, store and distribute low-carbon hydrogen to support the trials of a host of hydrogen-powered transport solutions, such as buses, freight, rail, shipping and flight.

This is an excellent example of the government working together with industry to create and put into action a hydrogen society.

Zero Carbon Humber - Humberside

37% of the UK’s CO2 emissions comes from the Humber. This region is dedicated to tackling this problem and creating 49,000 new jobs in the process.

The H2H Saltend project is the backbone of this region’s efforts to decarbonise, and this aims to be the world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen plant. This region will also safely capture and store carbon from local industries, enabling them to transition to a greener future.

Gigastack – Humberside

An innovative project that is looking to demonstrate the economic viability of renewably produced, low-carbon, hydrogen.

It will support the ambitious target of making the Humber region the world’s first net zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040, while creating and protecting jobs in the region.

HyNet North West – Merseyside

A low carbon and hydrogen energy project that will unlock a low carbon economy for the North West and North Wales and put the region at the forefront of the UK’s drive to net zero.

Aside from decarbonising homes and industry, this project will create 6,000 local jobs and, by 2035, support 75,000 more across the UK.

HyDeploy – Keele

Hosted at Keele University campus, HyDeploy aims to prove that blending up to 20% volume of hydrogen with natural gas is safer and greener than the gas we use now.

Its looking at how customers won’t have to change their cooking or heating appliances to use the blend, which means less disruption and cost for them.

HydroFLEX – Birmingham


Engineers from the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook have been working on a ground-breaking project to convert a train to low-carbon hydrogen power.

They’ve successfully tested the train on the UK mainline and the technology could be used to retrofit existing trains to use hydrogen. This is a key example of UK innovation in hydrogen public transport.

Sizewell C – Suffolk

Nuclear power can create vast quantities of low-carbon hydrogen by powering electrolysers and, in the future, using heat to produce this form of energy.

Sizewell C is exploring this power station’s production of hydrogen, which will be used to fuel freight, public transport and even homes. They’re also working with Freeport East to help to decarbonise shipping.

ZeroAvia - Kemble

Based in the UK and California, ZeroAvia are true innovators in their field. Their hydrogen-electric powertrain will use renewably produced hydrogen and is being developed in the Cotswolds.

This technology is zero-emission and will launch for 19-seat aircraft in 2024. By 2030, it could power 100-seat aircraft to fly 2,000 nautical miles. That’s like flying from Teesside to the Algarve!

Hydrogen Super-hub – Southampton

SGN in partnership with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), has commissioned engineering specialists WSP to investigate the opportunities for decarbonisation in the region around Southampton, which is home to one of six major industrial clusters identified by the Government as still heavily dependent on fossil fuels.

The project will look at the potential for creating a hydrogen super-hub in the Port of Southampton and developing a centre of excellence for hydrogen production and distribution on the south coast. The role that carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) can play in decarbonising the region will also be scrutinised. A scheme incorporating the technology could reduce emissions significantly, while local hydrogen production presents the opportunity to further decarbonise high-emissions sectors like shipping and industry.

South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)

South Wales is at the forefront of reducing the UK’s emissions, through SWIC’s use and production of hydrogen, along with carbon capture & storage.

This project will enhance our ability to locally manufacture low or net zero carbon cement and steel, creating Welsh jobs and unleashing economic growth.