UK companies form hydrogen partnership

Nine UK organisations covering aerospace, shipping, hi-tech engineering and public utilities have formed a partnership to improve hydrogen infrastructure in the south west of England.

The group, which includes aerospace companies GKN Aerospace, easyJet and Airbus, plans to decarbonise transport, commerce and power, while driving sustainable growth, upskilling the region and delivering new job opportunities.
Hydrogen South West also supports the UK government’s drive to generate 10 GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030, GKN said.

“The next decade is critical to build the foundations of a sustainable future, which will require significant collaboration across industries and government,” said Max Brown, VP of technology at GKN Aerospace. “GKN Aerospace is already exploring the technology to enable hydrogen-powered zero carbon emissions flight, and with its strong industrial ecosystem, we see the South West as the ideal hub for hydrogen development in the coming years.”

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