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Hydrogen hub on Anglesey boosted by research funding

Menter Môn has been boosted by a £150,000 grant that can help bring in a multi-million pound investment in a hydrogen hub in Anglesey.

As part of a consortium led by Corre Energy, the funding will be used to carry out a feasibility study on the concept of storing hydrogen as a liquid carrier – a world first. It is one of twelve projects supported by the UK government as part of a two-phase program to promote net zero innovation.

If the first phase of the Corre et Menter Môn program is successful, additional funding will be released to build a prototype at the proposed Holyhead Hydrogen Centre.

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Menter Môn’s Managing Director, Dafydd Gruffydd, said: “The need for new technologies in this sector is more evident than ever, and as an organization we want to continue to play a key role in this project and in future projects. similar. With Menter Môn spearheading other green programs such as the Morlais tidal energy project, this focus on hydrogen aligns with our vision to develop expertise and increase local opportunities in these growth areas.

If successful, it is hoped that the project will create highly skilled jobs locally and attract international interest, resulting in new research and development opportunities for the region.

Hydrogen hub proposed at Holyhead

Guto Owen, Director of Menter Môn Hydrogen, added: “The development of energy storage technologies is an important step in our transition to clean and safe renewable energy. We are well aware of the benefits of hydrogen as a zero-emission fuel for transportation, a long-term energy store as well as for heating homes – this project brings us closer to all of that. »

A feasibility study for the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub, commissioned by Menter Môn, funded by the Welsh Government and prepared by Ynni Glân and Element Energy was published in 2021.

A planning application to develop the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub has already been submitted to Anglesey County Council. Subject to obtaining the necessary permits, the project will set up infrastructure for the hub on the Cybi Park site outside Holyhead.

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