Engineering firm Kent is to work with Manchester University on a government-funded hydrogen research project, it said July 21. It aims to reduce the cost of decarbonisation and set the UK on the path to a low-carbon future.
Named RECYCLE, the project entails constructing and testing a fully integrated innovative hydrogen production unit on site, at a cost of £5.1mn.
Kent will bring its capabilities in engineering and project development to assess the chemical looping reforming process technically and commercially, against current best available techniques.
Kent said it was “delighted” to be working alongside the university in “this cutting-edge project” as it is “aligned with Kent’s purpose to be a catalyst for energy transition.”