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Thames Estuary at the UK’s hydrogen roadshow

News / Hydrogen

25th October 2021

The Thames Estuary Growth Board presented the case for a Thames Estuary Hydrogen ecosystem at the launch of the Decarbonised Gas Alliance’s UK Roadshow. In the lead up to COP26, the roadshow will tour the country and lead conversations on the role of decarbonised gas in achieving net zero through hydrogen use in industry, transport, and heat.

Ian Lewis, Executive Director, and Gavin Chapman, Joint Lead for Hydrogen for the Thames Estuary Growth Board, spoke at the launch of the national roadshow about the significant role the Thames Estuary will play in the Government’s ambitions for a leading hydrogen economy.

The Thames Estuary case study, which draws on detailed research by commissioned partners Ikigai and DNV, addressed the local impact of hydrogen and how regions can work together to unlock a powerful hydrogen ecosystem. This month the Growth Board will publish its Hydrogen Route Map, which will set out a comprehensive demand and investment-led approach for a hydrogen ecosystem in the region and supports the Government’s Hydrogen Strategy and Ten Point Plan.

The Decarbonised Gas Alliance’s UK Roadshow will stop at relevant locations between Westminster and COP26 in Glasgow, with the goal of reaching local communities, regional industry, and political stakeholders to raise awareness of the progress being made within the decarbonised gas sector – while also providing a forum for debate, networking, and opportunity exploration.

The Decarbonised Gas Alliance’s UK Roadshow is supported by BEIS, Hydrogen Now and the UK Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association to showcase the national, regional, and local benefits of hydrogen as well as provide clarity around the decarbonised gas value chain.

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