HyBont awarded funding by UK Government

HyBont, Marubeni Europower’s green hydrogen project in Bridgend, has been successfully awarded funding by the UK Government’s first hydrogen electrolysis allocation round (HAR1).

The Net Zero Hydrogen Fund supports the development of green hydrogen projects in the UK, with hydrogen production projects totalling up to 125 MW in capacity across 11 projects. (UK Government Publications)

In response to this announcement George Dodd, Senior Vice President of Marubeni Europower, said:

We’re delighted to have been awarded government backing for HyBont – it’s a major step forward in bolstering Wales and the UK’s renewable energy landscape.  Hydrogen will be a game changer in the decarbonisation of transport, industry and heating in Wales and Marubeni will be a key partner in helping achieve that

Marubeni is developing plans for HyBont, a green hydrogen production and refuelling facility at Brynmenyn Industrial Estate, partially powered by a dedicated solar farm and onshore wind farm – producing and storing low carbon energy to meet the demands of the local area.

The UK has ambitions of having 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity online by 2030, of which at least 5GW will be electrolytic for renewable hydrogen production.

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