The Nuclear AMRC helped 28 UK manufacturers and suppliers develop their capabilities for new opportunities in hydrogen production and carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS).

The Fit For Hydrogen and CCUS pilot was part of the Zero Carbon Humber partnership, a major collaboration to clean up the UK’s most carbon-intensive industrial cluster, with support from the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Logos for Zero Carbon Humber Partnership and Fit For Hydrogen and CCUS programmeFit For Hydrogen and CCUS is based on the proven Fit For Nuclear model of sector-focused supplier development. They allow companies to measure their operations against the standards required to supply these fast-growing sectors and take the necessary steps to close any gaps.

At the end of the pilot programme, 28 companies have been granted F4H2+CCUS status following a rigorous assessment of business excellence and sector-specific development and training.

More than 90 companies applied to join the pilot, with successful firms meeting for the first time at a special event hosted by the Nuclear AMRC in May 2023 to begin the sector-specific training modules. They met again in December 2023 for the final training and industry updates, before final assessment and granting of F4H2+CCUS status.

Granted companies and their main locations are:

Delegates at the Zero Carbon Humber supply chain event, May 2023.

At the end of the pilot in April 2024, participating companies reported that their experience with F4H2+CCUS already helped them win new contracts worth more than £220 million.

The Nuclear AMRC is now developing proposals for a national Fit For Hydrogen programme as part of the Hydrogen Innovation Initiative (HII), a collaboration between 11 organisations including the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

For more information, contact Stephen Kinsey, Nuclear AMRC supply chain programme manager.