Ricardo commits to £2.5M (US$3.5M) investment to complement new UK energy group’s aims to build 20-MW electrolysis plant at the port of Shoreham
The launch of new energy group Hydrogen Sussex on the UK’s south coast is bringing together business, government and academia in a project that aims to support the uptake of hydrogen fuel in the marine, aviation and heavy-duty commercial vehicles sector in the UK.
Members of the project include the UK Government’s Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and local government councils across the UK’s south coast, regional energy company UK Power Networks, as well as universities and businesses in the area.
Engineering firm Ricardo, which is taking part in the project, has committed to investing £2.5M in a research, development and testing facility to support the growth of hydrogen as a fuel.
“Our plan is to grow a globally recognised centre of excellence for hydrogen, de-fossilised fuels and electrified transport engineering in the southeast of the UK," Ricardo automotive and industrial division managing director Steve Dyke said.
"It will be at the heart of a local hydrogen ecosystem consisting of technology development, supply and use of hydrogen. Through Hydrogen Sussex, we want to bring together industrial partners, local universities, utility companies, transport operators and policy makers and draw on their capabilities as part of a unique collaborative hub.”
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