Building a Hydrogen Economy | IPT
Chair: Dr Alan Whitehead MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Green New Deal
Speaker: Dr Tony Ballance, Chief Strategy and Regulation Officer, Cadent Gas
Speaker: Professor Jay Wadhawan, Lead, Electrochemical Engineering Research Group, University of Hull
Breakfast Meeting


Tuesday 18 October 2022


House of Commons

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As part of plans to reach a decarbonized economy by 2030, the government intend to produce an initial five gigawatts of hydrogen for use from transport to heating, with plans for 15 gigawatts of further projects as production develops. A hydrogen economy is expected to speed up the transition to Net Zero whilst also generating up to 100,000 green jobs in production and export. Hydrogen fuel use has particular potential in sectors that struggle to decarbonise and electrification is hard to implement such as heavy industry, heavy duty transport, shipping and aviation. The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects electricity and hydrogen-based fuels to account for more than 70% of transport energy demand. With hydrogen use in the UK in its infancy, how can government and industry work together to ensure a reliable, sustainable, and profitable hydrogen economy is built?

This event will:

  • Discuss the creation of the Tees Valley hydrogen transport hub and related research and development possibilities.
  • Consider how hydrogen could be used across the UK.
  • Explore how to build an integrated hydrogen economy, including export potential.