EDF Renewables UK and Hynamics, a subsidiary of EDF Group specialising in hydrogen announced plans to invest significantly in their Teesside operation, supporting local and national government aspirations to regenerate Tees Valley by investing in decarbonisation. EDF is investing ina green hydrogen production centre in the vicinity of the former Redcar steelworks. Tees Green Hydrogen, will be a pioneering project, using the green electricity from nearby Teesside Offshore Wind Farm along with a new solar farm, which EDF Renewables UK intends to construct near Redcar, to power its hydrogen electrolyser. The project will supply local business customers with hydrogen to support decarbonisation efforts and a significant reduction in industrial pollution. In its initial phase, the electrolyser will be 30-50MW in size, but is designed to be able to scale to over 500MW, in line with emerging demand. The initiative was announced at Teesworks with British Steel Lackenby and PD Ports. In October last year, British Steel unveiled its Low-Carbon Roadmap which sets out its plans to, among other solutions, develop the application of hydrogen in its operations. Arrangements have already been made to supply PD Ports with hydrogen to decarbonise port operations and will further explore maritime decarbonisation more widely. Hydrogen production is widely considered to be an essential component in delivering the UK Government’s 30-year target to achieve net zero emissions. Its application is expected to support both industrial and domestic decarbonisation.