Warrington's Novelis is one of 24 major employers in the North West to agree to work with the HyNet low carbon clusters.
They include industries from the food, ceramics, paper, glass and automotive sectors.
Novelis’ plant at Latchford Lockw was built in 1991 and claims to be one of the largest recyclers of aluminium cans in Europe, having the capacity to process every aluminium beverage can sold in the UK – equivalent to about 117,000 tonnes a year.
HyNet decarbonisation cluster spans the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester Combined Authority areas, along with Warrington, Cheshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.
It will supply low carbon hydrogen to fuel businesses and heat homes across the region – enabling a switch away from fossil fuels starting in 2025.
The organisations see switching to low carbon hydrogen as a critical opportunity both to rapidly cut carbon dioxide emissions, helping the UK’s journey to Net Zero, and to manufacture low carbon products, driving value for the business and its customers.
Each company has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MoU) with the intent of receiving a future network connection and supply of hydrogen from the HyNet project.