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Clean hydrogen strategy

Clean hydrogen can be used in many, diverse ways. This makes it essential in the transition to net zero. It will play a vital role in displacing carbon emissions in sectors that are hard to decarbonise. This includes industry, shipping, heavy goods vehicles and heating.

The UK has an opportunity to become a hydrogen exporter due to its significant wind energy potential, which is the highest in Europe. Norfolk has a key role to play in this: the county’s clean energy projects represent 30% of UK projects. Norfolk’s projects have the potential to deliver 50% of the UK’s target of 50GW offshore wind capacity by 2030.

With grid constraints in place across Norfolk, the development of a hydrogen economy will:

  • Help to bypass grid capacity issues,
  • Link in with wind farms off the Norfolk cost, and
  • Put Norfolk at the forefront of alternative energy provision in the UK.

Led by South Norfolk and Broadland Council, the project will develop a clean hydrogen strategy for the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor (CNTC) area. This will drive delivery of a clean hydrogen economy and support Norfolk’s wider progress towards net zero.

Key outputs

  • Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor hydrogen strategy
  • Delivery and financial models
  • Skills analysis
  • Stakeholder workshops

Thematic objective(s)

  • Business Growth and Innovation
  • Climate change


  • April 2023 – October 2023


  • Project budget: £75,000
  • Norfolk Investment Framework funding: £74,000 

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