Proposed Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator programme – Engagement Session

The Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator (IHA) competition is a proposed innovation funding programme that would support the demonstration of end-to-end industrial fuel switching to hydrogen. It aims to prove the feasibility and reduce the costs and risks of hydrogen fuel switching systems. The scope would include the full technology chain, from hydrogen generation and delivery infrastructure through to industrial end-use, including the integration of the components in a single project.

The projects would develop knowledge on the design and implementation of hydrogen systems for industry to showcase ‘first-of-a-kind’ blueprints to enable accelerated deployment in the late 2020s and support the UK’s 2030 5GW hydrogen production ambition. The funding would aim to catalyse the hydrogen economy through enabling early industrial movers. It would further aim to develop stakeholder knowledge, confidence and awareness. The resulting evidence would be vital to kickstart industrial hydrogen fuel switching deployment, supporting the UK’s leading global role in the sector.

The Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator Programme is proposed to form part of BEIS’ £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, announced in the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan in autumn 2020. This innovation portfolio runs until March 2025 and aims to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative clean energy technologies and processes through the 2020s and 2030s.

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Closing date: 18 Jul 2022