Industrial decarbonisation key for UK low carbon hydrogen

Hydrogen has an important role in decarbonising the industrial sector; simultaneously, industries need to redesign and reinvent their processes to use hydrogen. Low carbon hydrogen should be adopted in applications with maximum emission reduction potential to maximise its decarbonisation potential.

Training on Net zero transition: Low carbon heat

This training course unpack the current and future policies, and potential decarbonisation trajectories in the low carbon heat sector. We will look at current policies such as the Heat Networks Investment Project and key technologies, including heat networks and heat pumps.

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