Unilever’s Port Sunlight factory will be supplied with low-carbon hydrogen for manufacturing purposes. The site will have access to both 100% hydrogen and a blend of natural gas and hydrogen to fire a boiler which provides steam for the production process. The Port Sunlight factory has been manufacturing household brands and products since 1888, and will be fed low-carbon hydrogen via Vertex Hydrogen, a HyNet consortium partner. HyNet North West covers hydrogen production, storage, blending and use, with end-use projects aside from heavy industrial processes covering shipping, rail, road transport and domestic heating.Last year, HyNet unveiled a demonstration for producing float sheet glass using pure hydrogen during the manufacturing process, as a replacement for natural gas, at Pilkington UK’s St Helens facility, near Liverpool. Industrial gas company BOC supplied the hydrogen and Progressive Energy is acting as the consultancy for the project, which forms part of the broader HyNet North West portfolio of projects.