Decarbonised Chemicals Production


A Net Zero Tees Valley cannot be achieved without the full-scale decarbonisation of our industry – and we intend to deliver the UK’s first fully decarbonised industrial cluster by 2040

Industrial Decarbonisation

Around 90% of our industrial cluster is based within a 5km radius – giving Tees Valley a unique opportunity to deliver regional decarbonisation. It currently emits more than 4.3MT of CO2 every year, and it is predicted that by 2040, due to an increase industrial base, 8.8MT of CO2 per annum will be abated or captured within the cluster, but the scale of the challenge in this area is significant.

  • 62% of Tees Valley emissions come from industry compared to UK average of 24%
  • The Tees Valley industrial cluster contains 5 of the UK’s top 25 emitters and is single-handedly responsible for 5.6% of the UK’s total industrial emissions

We need to decarbonise our industry to achieve Net Zero – but do so in a way which attracts investment, future-proofs our major businesses and secures well paid skilled jobs local people can access.

Existing industries

A number of existing industries already have plans to decarbonise their operations by switching to hydrogen, including;

  • Alpek
  • British Steel
  • FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • Lianhetech
  • Marlow Foods
  • Mitsubishi Chemicals
  • PX Gas processing
  • Sembcorp
  • Seqens
  • TATA Steel
  • Venator
  • Verdant Health

New Industries

New industries contributing to the green economy in Tees Valley include:

  • Anglo-American
  • Bacall
  • Green Lithium
  • Iogen
  • SeAH Wind
  • Tees Valley Lithium
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