Pioneering collaboration to advance zero-carbon green hydrogen

The University of Sheffield and energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory close to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

ITM Power has reached an agreement on Heads of Terms with the university to acquire a substantial site at its Innovation District for the company’s second UK factory, near to the AMRC’s flagship Factory 2050 in Sheffield. The Gigafactory, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023, will manufacture electrolysers that split water into molecules of hydrogen and oxygen using renewable power. The resultant zero-carbon green hydrogen can then be used to decarbonise industrial processes, transport and heating, and will play a major role in achieving net zero.

The partnership between ITM Power and the university will also include the development of a new National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre, which will lead to the creation of new jobs at all levels of the hydrogen sector as well as training and career development, and the promotion of hydrogen domestically and internationally….Read more