Tees Valley secured £3m funding for hydrogen transport: Set to become home to what thought to be the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub is Tees Valley.
It has been announced today by the government that a new £3 million investment to kickstart the project which could lead to 5,000 new jobs in the North East.
Expected to be fully functioning by 2025, is the hub which will bring together industry and academia to focus on research of hydrogen technologies and policymakers.
Trials will see supermarkets, local shops and retailers use hydrogen-powered transport to move goods.
It could also see local vehicle workers working with the transport research and development sector to deliver emission-free hydrogen traveler facilities, including on-demand regional buses or zero-emission refuse vehicles.
“By harnessing the power of hydrogen technology, we have the opportunity to bring long-term prosperity across the country.” said Transport Grant Shapps.
“The hub will establish the UK as a global leader in hydrogen technology, paving the way for its use across all transport modes and propelling us towards our net zero goals.”
“Our region already produces more than 50% of the UK’s hydrogen so it was a no-brainer for the government to set up the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub in Teesside so we can lead the way in developing the technology and fully unleash our area’s potential as we build back greener.” commented Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen.
Tees Valley secured £3m funding for hydrogen transport