Leading hydrogen producer & power generator Air Products and VPI have signed joint development agreement to drive forward the Humber Hydrogen Hub, H3, which seeks to develop a flagship 800MW low carbon hydrogen production facility in Immingham, UK. The majority of hydrogen produced would be used to decarbonize VPI Immingham’s existing power production. As the UK’s largest industrial cluster, the Humber has the highest levels of industrial carbon dioxide emissions. H3 would produce low-carbon hydrogen at large scale, combining market-leading hydrogen production, carbon capture technology and offshore CO₂ storage currently under development for the Humber region.The majority of the low-carbon hydrogen would serve as a substitute fuel for VPI’s existing third gas turbine power train. Additional low-carbon hydrogen would also be made available to other industrial users. Combined with deployment of post-combustion capture technology on trains 1 and 2 at VPI Immingham as part of the Humber Zero project, H3 would bring substantial decarbonization to the VPI combined heat and power facilities, saving over two-thirds of the emissions from its Immingham industrial site. The H3 project looks to capture up to two million tonnes of CO2per annum and contribute to achieving Net Zero in the wider Humber industrial region by 2040. The H3 project has submitted an application for Strand 1 funding as part of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund. Administered by UK Research and Innovation, the fund has the objective of enhancing hydrogen production at scale. It will contribute towards the UK Government’s ambition of realizing 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen production by 2030. As both companies move towards an investment decision, this marks a significant step that could bring hundreds of new jobs to the region during construction and operation.VPI is a UK-based power company, providing energy to the National Grid. VPI is committed to investing more than GBP 2 billion on supporting energy transition over the next five years. VPI Immingham is a Combined Heat and Power plant near Immingham, on the south bank of the Humber estuary in the UK. It is one of the largest CHP plants in Europe, capable of generating 1.2GW and up to 930 tonnes of steam per hour, which is used by neighboring refineries to produce a range of essential products.