“Hydrogen is produced via an energy intensive process, and this can be fuelled by renewable energy. The main barrier to mass deployment is that the supply chain is varied and complex, meaning you need organisations to collaborate in order to set up the critical mass of supply and demand needed for investment. This is what Hydrogen Sussex has been set up to do.”
Speaking at the Hydrogen Sussex launch event, Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and Greater Brighton’s lead for Green Growth, said: “Hydrogen Sussex can help the drive for zero carbon economy and help Greater Brighton be at the forefront of hydrogen revolution. The new group will support this game-changing technology. There’s huge potential to assist our Region’s journey to net zero, drastically improve air quality locally and provide substantial economic benefits to the city region and the wider Sussex region as we recover from the pandemic”.
The Chair of Hydrogen Sussex, Abigail Dombey – also former Environmental Manager (Head of Sustainability) at the University of Brighton – said: “This is a great example of the best minds and organisations in Sussex developing a common solution to a very challenging problem. We are keen to show the world what can be done if we work together.”