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The Humber LEP has welcomed the announcement by Equinor that it has set out plans for the Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend) hydrogen and natural gas plant.

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This could see one of the UK’s – and the world’s – first at-scale facilities to produce hydrogen from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and storage (CCS) being created in the region as part of Zero Carbon Humber.

Chair of the Humber LEP, Stephen Parnaby OBE, reacted positively to the news today. He said:
“We are delighted to welcome Equinor’s plans for Saltend and the wider Humber industrial cluster, which would be a huge step forward for our ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions in the region by 2040.

“The Humber is leading the way on this vital agenda, which will help to secure the sustainability of our critical industries and create more new green jobs for the long term.

“The cluster plan we are developing with CATCH and industry will show how projects such as this will enable the Humber to become the world’s first net zero industrial cluster and support the wider growth of the region’s economy.”