News - 14 December 2023

The UK Government’s Hydrogen Allocation Round Announces Major Boost to East Midlands Hydrogen

Following the UK Government’s announcement earlier today on Hydrogen Allocation Round funding, we are delighted to share that HyMarnham Power has been selected as one of the eleven new production projects to receive funding to generate 9.3MW of power from green hydrogen. This represents a major boost to the East Midlands Hydrogen Consortium, of which D2N2 LEP is a Lead Partner.

HyMarnham Power is a joint venture between hydrogen pioneer GeoPura and sustainable waste processing leader JG Pears, with the purpose of developing the production, storage, and transportation of low carbon hydrogen. Situated at the site of the former High Marnham coal-fired power station in Newark, its location is going to unlock key future renewable and hydrogen capabilities.

This funding allocation will really galvanise the progress that is already being made towards the site being ready for commercial operation by November 2024. HyMarnham Power is well positioned to meet the growing demand from large gas consumers in the Midlands and will help to significantly reduce carbon emissions, contributing to the local, regional, and national efforts to combat climate change and better protect our planet.

The Government also published further information on the second Hydrogen Allocation Round, which opens for applications today.

Read more on the Government’s announcement

Read more about East Midlands Hydrogen

For media enquiries, contact:

Nicola Swaney

Head of External Affairs, D2N2 LEP

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