Cheshire and Warrington businesses invited to discover how green hydrogen can help power their way to net zero


With less than a month to go to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, businesses that want to play their part in tackling climate change are being invited to a seminar that examines how hydrogen can help to decarbonise their operations.

‘Green Hydrogen – Making It Real’ is being held between 10am and 2pm on Friday, 8 October at SciTech Daresbury, near Warrington, and will show SMEs how they can adopt clean hydrogen technologies and generate their own energy from sustainable sources. 

Green hydrogen is created from renewable sources and can be used to store energy until it is needed: it has a large role in the future energy mix.

Fittingly for an event being held on ‘World Hydrogen Day’, the seminar has contributors from near and far, with experts from Lancaster University and University of Chester joined by speakers as far afield as the Orkneys and Australia to explain the technologies and to demonstrate hardware.

It is free to attend for businesses in Cheshire and Warrington as part of the GISMO (Greater Innovation for Smarter Materials Optimisation) programme being delivered by Lancaster University, and which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund with support from Lancaster University and the UK Government Northern Powerhouse.

Businesses attending will hear about the wide-ranging support available from Lancaster University and University of Chester to explore their hydrogen potential further. This support includes a fully-funded feasibility study, carbon literacy training and other support for clean, sustainable growth. 

Dr Steve Fish, Faculty Director of Partnerships and Business Engagement at Lancaster University, said: “The technology already exists to make green hydrogen affordable for small and medium-sized businesses. Across the country, bakeries, food manufacturers, distilleries, breweries, boat-makers, road transport and land-based businesses are starting their own hydrogen energy projects.

“The seminar will demystify the mechanics and shine a light on the possibilities of hydrogen for small businesses.”

Providing fully-funded access to the experts in the Materials Science Institute at Lancaster University, the £4.4 million GISMO programme provides cutting-edge ideas and solutions to put more than 250 businesses in Cheshire and Warrington ahead of the curve in the use, design and manufacture of materials.

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