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Hydrogen UK growing at pace as it welcomes 13 new members in four months

Kwasi Kwarteng, the then Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, flanked by Clare Jackson, Hydrogen UK CEO, at the inaugural UK Hydrogen Investment Forum in July
  • Clugston, Develop Training, ExxonMobil, First Hydrogen, H2GO Power, Levidian, Lhyfe, Marubeni Europower, Net Zero Technology Centre, Phillips 66, Snam, Spirit Energy and Vertex Hydrogen are the latest to join the UK’s largest hydrogen trade body

 

Hydrogen UK (HUK) has added 13 new partners to its membership since April this year, meaning that the organisation has doubled in size since its launch in December 2021. The recent additions to the UK’s largest hydrogen trade body bring the current total of members to 46 and further bolster the organisation’s extensive expertise across the entire hydrogen value chain.

A number of the new members joined HUK following its inaugural UK Hydrogen Investment Forum in July, organised in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which saw the Secretary of State, Kwasi Kwarteng, speak.  

Born from the Hydrogen Taskforce, HUK’s mission is to ensure that Government and industry work together to deliver a hydrogen economy and achieve net zero. Covering every part of the value chain from production and storage to networks and end use, Hydrogen UK is uniquely positioned to advise on how to move from planning to delivery.

 

The range of the new members’ areas of expertise reflects the industry’s strength and demonstrates the significant potential of hydrogen to facilitate the energy transition.

In terms of supply specialists, green hydrogen producer Lhyfe, Levidian, ExxonMobil, Spirit Energy and Vertex Hydrogen, which is building the UK’s first low-carbon hydrogen production plant, have come onboard.

Companies joining from the storage and transport sector include Snam, H2GO Power, Phillips 66, Clugston and First Hydrogen.

The investment field is represented by Net Zero Technology Centre and Marubeni Europower, while the final new member is the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical and safety training, Develop Training Limited.

Commenting on the latest tranche of new members, Hydrogen UK CEO Clare Jackson said: “Seeing so many new members joining Hydrogen UK in the last four months is a big vote of confidence in our promotion of hydrogen as a key element in the energy transition. As the industry’s largest representative body, we are determined to scale hydrogen technology to deliver widespread, cost-effective decarbonisation across our society. We look forward to continuing our support of business and Government as we work together to create a sustainable energy system.”

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Hydrogen UK is the UK’s leading trade association supporting all organisations that are operating across this sector to scale up hydrogen solutions.

Members include Arup, Arval UK, BNP, Baker McKenzie, Baxi Heating, BayoTech, BOC, Bosch, Kellas Midstream, Kiwa, BP, Cadent Gas, Clugston, Centrica, Develop Training, EDF Energy, Equinor, ExxonMobil, First Hydrogen, GHD Group, Green Hydrogen Solutions, H2GO Power, ITM Power, DNV GL, Johnson Matthey, Levidian, Lhyfe, Marubeni Europower, Morrison Energy Services, National Grid, National Nuclear Laboratory, Net Zero Technology Centre, Northern Gas Networks, Ørsted, Phillips 66, Progressive Energy, Royal Dutch Shell, RWE AG, SGN, Sizewell C, Snam, Spirit Energy, SSE Thermal, Uniper Energy, Vertex Hydrogen and Viessmann.

Clugston Distribution Services is a transport service provider operating throughout the UK and Europe. Clugston is currently converting its vehicle fleet of Euro 6 trucks to hydrogen-powered trucks and EVs.

Develop Training Limited is the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical and safety training. Supporting more than 7,000 companies with their training needs, DTL trains over 30,000 delegates every year.

ExxonMobil has extensive experience with hydrogen and already produces more than 40 million cubic metres per day. The company is evaluating strategic investments to increase the use of this low-emissions energy technology.

First Hydrogen, a partnership between AVL and Ballard Power, is developing zero-emission, long-range, hydrogen-powered utility vehicles in the UK, EU and North America. The company benefits from significant market advantage and cost reductions through a design and integration strategy that uses existing, best-of technology and a tried-and-tested chassis.

H2GO Power offers hydrogen storage technology to deliver energy from renewable sources. Using zero-emission, solid-state hydrogen storage and hydrogen AI solutions, the company can store excess renewable energy when the grid is full.

Lhyfe produces green hydrogen and supplies it by directly connecting its production sites to renewable energy sources, with a view to decarbonising both the mobility and industrial sectors. It is the only hydrogen company in the French Tech Green 20, a state-sponsored programme by “La French Tech”, an initiative promoting the emergence of new tech champions supporting the ecological transition.

Levidian’s patented technology cracks methane into hydrogen and carbon, locking the carbon into high-quality green graphene. Its technology centre in Cambridge also offers R&D consultancy to companies developing graphene-enhanced products.

Marubeni Europower is a leading investor in renewable energy, developing and operating decarbonisation projects globally, including independent power producer and hydrogen. Marubeni Europower is a subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, which has invested £1.5bn and can provide funding and expertise to realise, operate and maintain energy solutions.

Net Zero Technology Centre is aiming to accelerate the energy transition by influencing policy and closing the gap in net-zero technologies. NZTC commercialises innovations, helps developers secure field trials and accelerates tech start-ups with the most promising clean energy solutions.

Phillips 66 has a rich history of developing patented technologies to produce renewable fuels from materials such as fats and oils, carbohydrates and biomass. As the transportation energy market evolves, Phillips 66 is exploring new opportunities in sustainable fuels, including renewable hydrogen and alternative high-octane fuel blend stocks.

Snam has entered into partnerships with various operators to pool their respective expertise and enable the development of the supply chain at Italian and European levels, in addition to preparing its infrastructure for hydrogen transport and storage. Snam is also collaborating with partners on projects aimed at using hydrogen to decarbonise certain industrial processes or power generation.

Spirit Energy’s portfolio spans the breadth of the energy transition but is predominantly gas, providing primary energy to fuel homes and businesses in the UK and Europe. The company is exploring ways to repurpose its assets to generate net-zero carbon energy.

Vertex Hydrogen is building the UK’s first low-carbon hydrogen production plant. A joint venture between Essar Oil UK and Progressive Energy, Vertex’s plant will be a core part of the HyNet low-carbon cluster.