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Kimberly-Clark’s green hydrogen projects shortlisted for UK Government Hydrogen Business Model Strategy

THE WHAT? Three green hydrogen projects being developed by Kimberly-Clark and its energy industry partners have won places on the UK Government’s Hydrogen Business Model Strategy Shortlist.

THE DETAILS The scheme will fund a first-round allocation of 250MW of electrolytic hydrogen projects across the UK.

The three hydrogen projects selected by The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) include a green hydrogen hub in Barrow-in-Furness. Being developed in partnership with Carlton Power, the Barrow Green Hydrogen hub will power Kimberly-Clark’s Cumbria manufacturing facility.

The other two projects are being developed in partnership with HYRO, a joint venture between Octopus Energy Generation and renewable energy company RES, and will see green hydrogen supplied to Kimberly-Clark’s manufacturing facilities in Flint, North Wales, and Northfleet in Kent. In total, the three schemes are expected to provide a total of 50MW of green hydrogen.

Dan Howell, Kimberly-Clark’s UK and Ireland MD said: “These developments represent a significant stepping stone towards our big ambition to move solely to renewable energy to manufacture Andrex, Kleenex, Huggies, WypAll and Scott in the UK by 2030. We can only reach our decarbonization goals via innovative partnerships and cutting-edge technology.

THE WHY? The initiative is designed to kickstart the UK’s low carbon hydrogen economy, aimed at reducing natural gas consumption. Kimberly-Clark expects to reduce its natural gas consumption by 61 percent once all three projects are operational at the end of 2025, subject to final government contract.

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