In the Liverpool City Region, one of the world’s first large-scale demonstrations of 100 percent hydrogen burning in a live float sheet glass production is taking place.
Pilkington UK announced that the natural gas fossil fuel that is now utilized in its production process would be totally replaced by hydrogen at its St Helens site.
This endeavor is part of Progressive Energy’s HyNet Industrial Fuel Switching project, which aims to demonstrate that low carbon hydrogen is a viable alternative to natural gas.
BOC, an industrial gas business, will supply the hydrogen fuel for this project.
The Pilkington project is one of several underway in North West England, led by HyNet, to decarbonize several sectors such as glass, food and drink, power, and power to waste.
According to such proposals, HyNet will begin decarbonizing the North West in 2025. And by 230, it expects to be able to remove up to 10 million tonnes of carbon per year from North West England and North East Wales.