The Environment Agency (EA) has released new regulatory guidance on the UK’s blue hydrogen industry that urges developers to aim for a 95% carbon capture rate or provide a thorough justification for why they are unable to do so. The advice is intended for any organization that plans to apply for an environmental permit for a blue hydrogen factory. These facilities use fossil-based gases, like natural gas or fuel gas from refineries, to create hydrogen. Following this process, CO2 is gathered and prepared for long-term geological storage.
This regulatory guidance aims to:
- Increase energy and resource efficiency
- Aim for a 95% overall CO2 capture rate
- Protect people and the environment
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