As the UK’s Energy Estuary, the Humber provides a huge decarbonisation opportunity and Humber Freeport will play an important role in the UK’s journey to net zero. Innovation in cleaner, greener technologies is already abundant in the region and Humber Freeport is keen to attract investment from companies who share the ambition to play an key role in the decarbonisation of the region and the UK.

The decarbonisation sub-group is working to develop the region’s capabilities and ambition in becoming a world-leader in renewable energy, decarbonisation technology, and net zero business.

An engineer climbing an offshore wind turbine

Humber Freeport Decarbonisation Group

The Humber Freeport has established a decarbonisation sub-group, working together to understand the role the tax sites play in attracting investors who can supply, store, transport and use renewable energy.

The group are developing a Humber Freeport Decarbonisation Master Plan which will be published this year.

Joanne Barnes

Joanne Barnes

Managing Director – Sewell Estates
Patrick Pogue of Px Group

Patrick Pogue

Group Director Growth & Innovation – pxGroup

Marcus Walker

Development Director – Humber at Able UK

Simon Green

CEO, Humber Freeport

Katie Hedges

Director of Membership & Low Carbon Strategy at CATCH UK

Greg Lacey

Head of Property at Associated British Ports

Dominic Gibbons

Managing Director at Wykeland

Suzie Wood

Investment Property Manager at St John’s College, Cambridge

Metsä Tissue invests in Goole

Metsä Tissue has announced plans for a new, state-of-the art tissue paper mill in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire in the UK, through a landmark investment of hundreds of millions of pounds.

The planned investment demonstrates Metsä Tissue’s long-term commitment to the UK as one of the largest tissue markets in Europe. The proposed mill is an opportunity to bring locally produced, sustainable tissue products to the UK, increasing the country’s self-sufficiency in this sector by 30%.

Find out more

Resources and reports

Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage: a vision to establish a competitive market

This document sets out the government’s vision for the UK CCUS sector in the 2030s

Hydrogen production delivery roadmap

This roadmap sets out how we expect the hydrogen production landscape to evolve towards 2035.

Enabling net zero: a plan for UK industrial cluster decarbonisation

A report containing the national vision and strategy for UK industrial cluster decarbonisation, confronting the difficulties of the task head on.

Humber Industrial Cluster Plan

A comprehensive and dynamic plan for the Humber Cluster to achieve NetZero by 2040.

Humber 2030 Vision

The Humber 2030 Vision is the region’s ambitious plan to achieve net zero.

Decarbonising the Humber, the industrial cluster emitting more CO2 than any other in the country, is essential to achieve net zero. It is critical to supporting jobs and economic growth and delivering a sustainable future for generations to come. The Humber presents the UK’s biggest decarbonisation opportunity, providing world-leading infrastructure and investment, alongside innovation and technology that can be replicated around the world.

Want more information?

To learn more about decarbonisation and Humber Freeport, please contact Katie Hedges