Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our website effective and useful for you. To continue, please accept the use of cookies.

I accept

How we use cookies

Northern Ireland Environment Link Logo
 

News

 

Events

 

Jan 2021 right left

    
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11

Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum policy conference: Next steps for renewable energy – regulation, funding and innovation

Tuesday 12th January
Online
£190 +VAT

13
14
15
16
17
18
19

BITC: Webinar: Net Zero Carbon: Understanding Climate–Related Risks and Opportunities

Wednesday 20th January
Online
Included in BITC membership

21

Smarter Power Grid Digital Conference

Friday 22nd January
Online
From £200 +VAT

23
24
25
26

ORNI Webinar: Access Legislation in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 27th January
Online
Free

Covid–19 – Learning from Belfast – A citywide response

Wednesday 27th January
Online
Free

The National Climate Change Conference 2021

Wednesday 27th January
TBC, Central London
See website for details

28
29

BTO: NI Wetland Bird Survey Training (Online)

Saturday 30th January
Online
Free

31
      
 

“Hydrogen’ius” concept unveiled 18 November 2020

NI Water has unveiled a ground breaking concept to help kick start the hydrogen economy in Northern Ireland (via NI Water)

 

The company has been awarded £5m of funding from the Department for the Economy (DfE) to undertake an innovative Oxygen and Hydrogen Demonstrator Project that will deploy a state–of–the–art, 1 Megawatt (MW) electrolyser at a major wastewater treatment works. This will be the first in the UK and Ireland to demonstrate how electrolysis can help to increase processing capacity, reduce carbon emissions and improve flexibility in the electricity grid.

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, commented: “I am delighted to announce an award of £5m to start this project. Hydrogen will become an increasingly important part of our future and there is a real opportunity for NI Water to lead the way in the public sector. It is a truly ground breaking project that has the potential to completely change how we think about and use energy.” 

Department for Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon says, “We all have to act to tackle the climate crisis. NI Water has an ambitious strategy to address the climate emergency and become carbon neutral by 2050. As Northern Ireland’s single largest electricity consumer, the goal is to fully explore new approaches to energy and this funding is a significant milestone for the company.  This project has the potential to have far reaching positive benefits for our island.”

Damien O’Mullan, Head of Energy at NI Water remarked, “This project puts Northern Ireland at the forefront of the rapidly developing global hydrogen economy and creates a hugely positive legacy for future generations.”

As a result of many years of underfunding the wastewater treatment system, Northern Ireland is facing major constraints that are now restricting approval of planning applications for new housing and businesses in our cities and in over 100 of our towns. This will take many years of ongoing investment to address. In time this project will assist in these endeavours.

For a full overview of the hydrogen project and vision for Northern Ireland please click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEKebw_qjrI

Read the full press release here…