Hydrogen is easy to find as it makes up the H in H2O – better known as water – along with being found in methane. There are lots of different ways of extracting hydrogen.
In the UK there are two main methods being developed to make our own hydrogen and not relying on shipping it in from other countries. The first is through electrolysis, which uses renewable power to split hydrogen from water. The second is splitting hydrogen from natural gas and storing the remaining carbon dioxide away.
The Government has set out rules to make sure future production reduces carbon emissions and is better than continuing to use natural gas. Growing the industry in the UK could also support up to 100,000 jobs in the sector.