The Hydrogen Works

Hydrogen offers the scope to deliver energy security, acceleration to Net Zero and reduce Britain’s productivity gap.

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The Government’s Hydrogen Strategy outlines bold ambitions: to achieve 10GW hydrogen by 2030, half of it being green, which could meet around 20-35% of Britain’s energy demand.

The Hydrogen Works is a strategic consortium led by Loughborough University to drive hydrogen skills, innovation and productivity to create a hydrogen superpower in the East Midlands. 

We are doing this by

Bringing academic experts and industry partners together to deliver cutting-edge hydrogen research and innovation at the University’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Supporting future leaders of the hydrogen economy by leading the UK’s only Centre for Doctoral Training focused on Engineering Hydrogen Net Zero.

Providing a skills exchange at the East Midlands Institue of Technology, degree level, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes.

Creating a £40M expansion of Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park to co-locate a skills ecosystem, incubation and manufacturing, research and innovation.

Investment progress

Together with industry, universities, colleges and skills providers, economic development and policy partners we are building a compelling case for investment in the East Midlands.

In December 2023 East Midlands Freeport announced seed capital funding for Phase 1 of The East Midlands Zero Carbon Innovation Centre, a joint initiative between the Freeport, Loughborough University and University of Nottingham to focus on hydrogen, manufacturing and electrification for power and propulsion.

Join us to help build on this success