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Hydrogen producer secures funding


Hydrogen producer secures funding

A Hull-based clean hydrogen production company has secured funding to support the development of its facility. - InsiderMedia

HiiROC has been awarded grant funding from the Growing Hull and East Yorkshire funding scheme, run by the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The grant has been used to help the fit out of a new facility in Hull to produce and test the HiiROC pilot units.

Formed in 2019, HiiROC is developing proprietary technology to convert biomethane, flare gas and natural gas into clean hydrogen and carbon black, through an innovative electrolysis process using thermal plasma.

The company plans to extend its operations in the Humber region, creating further jobs in an expanded development centre and first factory in 2023 to meet demand. HiiROC intends to continue to continue to work with the LEP and Hull City Council.

The new facility is being used to produce and test new pilot units, which could revolutionise the way in which hydrogen is produced. This innovative development of their cutting-edge plasma-based hydrogen units has never been done before. The wider benefits of the project will help to decarbonise energy intensive industries, not only in the Hull and East Yorkshire region, but has potential to be exported worldwide.

James Newman, chair of the HEY LEP visited HiiROC

HiiROC are exactly the type of company and business activity the Growing Places Fund is looking to support. I encourage other businesses with innovative ideas looking to grow their business to apply for a grant.

Stephen Savage, deputy chair of the HEY LEP Investment Panel

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