Vertex Hydrogen is a leading player in the energy transition which is developing the first large scale, low carbon hydrogen production hub in the UK. This will produce (in its initial phases) 1GW of hydrogen capacity (enough to power a city like Liverpool) and capture some 1.8 million tonnes of carbon per annum (equivalent to taking 750,000 cars off the roads). This ‘blue’ hydrogen will meet the low carbon hydrogen standard by capturing 97% of the CO2 to be stored through the HyNet cluster end-of-life offshore gas field in Liverpool Bay. Vertex is investing an expected £1bn in the UK’s largest industrial region by employment (the North-West) to enable businesses to switch from fossil fuels to low carbon energy, helping to secure and grow vital industries and jobs and unlocking billions of pounds of related investment. Vertex is an integral part of HyNet, one of two of the UK Government’s Track 1 clusters for industrial decarbonisation and a key part of Essar Energy Transition and is located at Essar’s Stanlow site in Ellesmere Port. Vertex was recently selected by government as one of two initial large scale production plants in the UK representing around 30% of the initial projects by volume.