Our work with exploring the potential of hydrogen began with a concept we developed with our partners Progressive Energy Ltd. That concept -based in the North West - proposes investment in hydrogen production to supply local industries such as glass and steel manufacture that require high temperatures. 

This hydrogen would be produced using natural gas or biomethane with a process call Auto Thermal Reforming (ATR) and the carbon byproduct would be captured and piped to empty undersea caverns left over from the oil and gas industry. 

This CO2 would be stored harmlessly without escaping into the atmosphere and used for other things in future (fertilizer and building materials are two of the options). The surplus hydrogen not used by industry would help to heat over 2m homes locally or stored in underground salt caverns in Cheshire.

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