University of Sheffield manufacturing research centres to help decarbonise Humber

The University of Sheffield AMRC and Nuclear AMRC are supporting a major new project to decarbonise the industrial cluster around the Humber, and help UK manufacturers win work in emerging low-carbon sectors including hydrogen fuels and carbon capture.

The Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) Partnership, which has now secured government funding, aims to accelerate decarbonisation in the UK’s most carbon-intensive industrial region, helping to support clean growth, future-proof vital industries, and protect and create new jobs.

The partnership comprises 12 companies and organisations operating in the Yorkshire and Humber region, including Associated British Ports, British Steel, Centrica Storage, Drax Group, Equinor, Mitsubishi Power, National Grid Ventures, px Group, SSE Thermal, Saltend Cogeneration Company, Uniper, and the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

“The successful award of this £75 million project represents a huge vote of confidence in the Humber region and the wider North of England,” says Ben Morgan, Research Director of University of Sheffield AMRC. “We are pleased that the ambition of this project to support the net zero agenda and our collective capability to build back greener has been recognised. The AMRC is looking forward to engaging local supply chains and enabling growth of high value jobs through the programme.”

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