The University of Hull has welcomed an announcement that around £45m of funding for low-carbon projects across the Humber region has been secured.
Included in the funding, announced on March 17 by Government, is £12m for the Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to install low-carbon technologies including solar panels, heat pumps and new roof insulation.
Also planned is the mass replacement of lighting to greener LED units, substituting inefficient air compressors, and a new low-carbon energy supply point to Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham.
The Zero Carbon Humber Partnership, which late last year was supported in an open letter by the University of Hull’s Director of Aura, Louise Smith, also received £21m to deliver H2H Saltend, one of the world’s first at-scale low carbon hydrogen production plants on the north bank of the Humber.
Louise Smith, Director at Aura, said: “This investment from Government today is a huge vote of confidence for the Humber and for Teesside, as we ramp up our transition to a Net Zero economy.