Universities to receive first East Midlands Freeport funding to accelerate green hydrogen adoption for a net zero future

Aerial shot of Loughborough University's Science and Enterprise Park

Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, where a new battery-electrolyser will be installed, with the ambition to be coupled to a solar PV array to generate green hydrogen.

Loughborough University, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, has been selected to receive a significant funding boost from East Midlands Freeport.

The investment will help accelerate the translation of zero carbon research into high-impact innovations with commercial and policy solutions to meet the climate challenge.

More than five million pounds from East Midlands Freeport, match-funded by Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham, has been pledged to the first phase of a zero carbon innovation centre. This will be led by the University of Nottingham and based at its Jubilee Campus and Loughborough.

The centre will consolidate the East Midlands’ position as a world leader in the development and deployment of innovation in green industries, attracting international investment and providing support for global businesses.