A new report reveals how the north-west could build on world leading plans for local low carbon hydrogen production and use by also pioneering low carbon energy imports through ramping up Britain’s use of ammonia.
The report, Role of ammonia in the North West hydrogen economy by the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA), outlines how using ammonia as a hydrogen carrier could further boost its rollout in the UK as a low carbon fuel.
Doing so could also diversify the energy being imported into the UK.
Hydrogen forms a key part of the UK’s net-zero plans, recently featuring heavily in the Government’s Energy Security Strategy and the North West’s Cluster Plan, a roadmap to decarbonising the region’s industrial cluster.
Low carbon hydrogen will be transported via pipelines for distribution to industry and other sectors of the economy to replace fossil fuels or refrigerated to very low temperatures to store and transport it in liquid form for international shipping.
Using ammonia – a compound made of hydrogen and nitrogen – means it can be easier to liquify and transport over long...
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