The UK Hydrogen Strategy initially defined the UK Government’s vision for the development of a hydrogen economy, with an ambition for 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030 and the development of hydrogen networks, storage and a range of possible end-uses. This has very recently been updated in the British Energy Security Strategy where the 2030 production target has been increased to 10 GW, with at least half of this from electrolysis (green hydrogen). To enable industry to develop strong supply chains across the full value chain that can exploit opportunities in supporting a robust hydrogen economy it is important that current supply chains are well understood and development priorities identified.
This report by The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) presents the results of the project entitled Supply Chains to Support a Hydrogen Economy which endeavours to address these requirements. The purpose of the project, jointly carried out by Optimat Ltd. and Wood plc for, was to identify supply chain development needs to ensure that the UK can achieve its hydrogen economy ambitions for 2030 and beyond and realise the associate economic benefits.
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