19 Nov 2020
Welcoming the Government’s Ten-Point Plan
tpgroup welcomes the Government’s Ten Point Plan to help the UK to forge ahead with eradicating its contribution to global warming by 2050. This is very much in line with the development of our renewables capabilities focussed on helping our customers across multiple sectors to meet their decarbonisation targets.
We believe that hydrogen energy is critical to helping to meet the 2050 target and have been working in partnership with organisations across industry and transport to develop refuelling systems. This includes zero emission planes and zero emissions maritime projects. Within the rail sector, we are involved with discussions regarding refuelling, of varying scales, including offering FEED consultancy services. We are working in partnership with the HydroFLEX Team (BCCRE and Birmingham University), along with the spin out company, Vanguard STS and Fuel Cell Systems.
We have been developing and deploying advanced carbon capture systems for over 40-years. Working with partners, we look to develop the latest technology and provide solutions to an ever more efficient capture, and storage, of CO₂ – from small to large-scale systems. In September 2020, we signed a partnership agreement with Cullum Detuners to develop end-to-end solutions to capture CO₂ from power generation facilities. This will control their emissions and contribute to decarbonisation goals, with an added option to turn captured CO₂ into a secondary fuel rather than storing it.
It’s great to see some momentum in the pledge to make the UK the world leader in clean wind energy – looking to producing enough offshore wind to power every home by 2030. tpgroup has worked with the offshore wind market to demonstrate the value of using AI to help develop performance systems – optimising resources and achieving greater efficiency.
The transition to electric vehicles, and the infrastructure that supports this, becomes ever more critical with the 2030 target date set by the Government to phase out new petrol and diesel car sales. We are looking at how hydrogen can be used to support EV vehicles.
It’s great to be involved at an early stage in helping to make public buildings greener. We are providing baselining the fossil fuel requirements for a Government department to inform their green energy strategy as well as being in discussion with healthcare facilities on providing hydrogen and oxygen.
Said Jon Constable, tpgroup’s Group Technology & Innovation Director: “The 2020s have been declared the Decade of Renewable Energy and this Ten Point Plan is a very positive step in setting the pace for the UK transition to renewable energy.
We are focused on supporting organisations on this journey to achieve Net Zero – influencing a holistic approach from developing customised hydrogen-based renewable energy solutions and carbon capture & storage solutions through to programme management and digitalisation.”