Government announces £5m fund for hydrogen from biomass technologies

The government has unlocked £5m of funding to support the rollout of innovative new technologies that will generate hydrogen fuel from biomass and waste feedstocks, it announced this morning.

The new funding programme is open to operators who plan on developing technologies that can produce the low carbon hydrogen using biomass plants fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) that can prevent emissions created in the process from reaching atmosphere.

The funding competition is open to small and large companies as well as research institutions and universities, who will be able to bid for up to £250,000 to develop their project plans and demonstrate the feasibility of their proposed innovation, the government said.

The “most promising projects” to win funding will be invited to apply for further funding as part of the second phase of the programme, it added.

Low carbon hydrogen is seen as an alternative to fossil fuels

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