The UK is a leader in the development of low-carbon hydrogen production infrastructure. Stimulating low-carbon hydrogen production has the potential to support decarbonisation, enhance the UK’s energy security and support economic growth.

Projected demand for low-carbon hydrogen in the UK under the net zero 2050 emissions scenarios is significant. A strong pipeline of low carbon hydrogen projects has been identified to meet this demand, which has encouraged policy makers and industry to consider the potential of connecting future UK hydrogen infrastructure with continental Europe.

The study aimed to build the evidence base on hydrogen export to continental Europe to inform decision making and was split into three main areas:

  1. Setting out the UK opportunity with regards to hydrogen export.
  2. A pre-feasibility assessment of potential export routes for hydrogen from the UK, considering pipeline and non-pipeline transportation methods.
  3. A UK-specific levelised cost of transport (LCOT) model.

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