The collective decarbonising potential of Industrial Clusters

The collective decarbonising potential of Industrial Clusters

In the realm of energy evolution, the term ‘transition’ holds profound significance.

Unlike a mere ‘switch,’ this transition describes the significant structural changes required in our energy system to move away from our reliance on fossil fuels.

For us at Ryze Hydrogen this means a collaborative, systemic change ensuring that steps together toward a sustainable energy future are robust and enduring. This underscores our commitment to long-term reliability, emphasising that the journey to cleaner energy is a lasting transformation.

The Industrial sector stands as a key focus for this transition – with the sector responsible for 30% of global CO₂ emissions, its rapid decarbonisation is pivotal for our net-zero future.

Industrial clusters offer unique advantages and opportunities, including risk-sharing, and demand aggregation, crucial for the advancement and deployment of energy transition infrastructure. Additionally, they encourage regional competitiveness, and drive GDP growth and job creation.

At Ryze Hydrogen we understand that encouraging competitive companies to align towards shared goals, such as reducing carbon emissions and driving economic growth is of real value to all. So we are  collaborating with a growing number of market leaders, across the low carbon energy supply chain to provide robust, reliable, and tailored decarbonisation solutions for our Industrial customers.

Hygen Energy, a company focused on the building of low-carbon hydrogen production sites, has recently partnered with N-Gen for a planned state-of-the-art low-carbon hydrogen production facility in east Bradford; a great example of collaborative progress within the sector. This facility, situated on the Northern Gas Network Birkshall gas storage site, can become one of the UK’s largest low-carbon hydrogen production facilities, powered by renewable energy.

Hygen Energy are developing a state-of-the-art low-carbon hydrogen production facility in east Bradford; Ryze will deliver the hydrogen to industrial users across the region.

The project aims to significantly boost decarbonisation, equivalent to removing tens of thousands of tonnes of CO2 per year in the area, alongside the potential to create over 9,000 high-quality jobs by 2030. Businesses and other users in West Yorkshire will also benefit, with Ryze delivering hydrogen to industrial users across the region.  Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council said she “wants Bradford to be part of the new Industrial revolution”.

Last year Ryze signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Glass Futures, a not-for-profit organisation that connects the global glass industry and academics to deliver research and development to decarbonise the glass industry. Under the agreement, Ryze and Glass Futures are working together to test and validate hydrogen solutions for member businesses to support their journey towards net zero.

And last month, Ryze Hydrogen signed a long-term deal to provide hydrogen to Guardian Glass Europe – one of the largest glass producers in the world. The hydrogen supply will be used in the manufacture of float glass, the most widely produced form of glass, used in everything from car windscreens and windows in buildings to mirrors and furniture. Guardian Glass operates 24 float glass lines around the world and serves 160 countries across five continents. Ryze Hydrogen will provide hydrogen to Guardian’s plant in Goole, East Yorkshire, where it will be used as a technical gas during the float glass process.

Ryze will soon announce additional partnerships in other industrial sectors including chemical and construction, with hydrogen playing a pivotal role in their decarbonisation initiatives.

In the US, where the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) drive industrial cluster decarbonisation, we are seeing the potential for impactful industrial hydrogen hubs across the country. The US Department of Energy’s recent announcement of $7 billion to establish seven clean hydrogen hubs nationwide highlights their commitment to this cause.

And in Europe, the EU Green Deal is stimulating cross-border collaborations, constructing crucial carbon and hydrogen infrastructure to strengthen industries.

At Ryze Hydrogen we know that with collaboration, innovation, and robust policy frameworks, industrial clusters hold a key to a cleaner future, uniting industries for collective and impactful decarbonisation.

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