16 March 2021

Gigastack project wins Humber Renewables Award for Green Innovation

The Gigastack project was announced as the winner of the Green Innovation category at the 2020 Humber Renewables Awards on 4th March 2021.

The awards ceremony, held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrated the growing renewables industry in the Humber region, highlighting key organisations, projects and personnel driving the green transition in the region.

The Gigastack project was named winner in the Green innovation category, reflecting its status as the UK’s flagship renewable hydrogen project.

Judges were impressed by the project aims of demonstrating the potential of renewable hydrogen and helping to develop a blueprint for the deployment of industry-scale renewable hydrogen from offshore wind.

Emma Toulson, Lead Stakeholder Advisor at Ørsted, and 2019 Humber Renewables Champion, represented the project. She said: “We are delighted to have won this award, it is a real consortium, including Ørsted, ITM Power, Phillips 66 and Element Energy, really coming together and collaborating about this fantastic renewable hydrogen opportunity. There is the potential to really decarbonise the industries around the Humber, coupling offshore wind just outside the estuary, with industry within.”

Ørsted was also recognised with another accolade a moment later, with the world-leading Hornsea One offshore wind farm winning Best Renewable Energy Project.

The Green Innovation award is not the first significant recognition for Gigastack, as the project was highlighted in the UK Government’s 10-Point Plan for a Green industrial Revolution and the Energy White Paper: Powering our Net Zero Future which set out a long-term strategic for the UK’s shift from fossil fuels to clean energy.

The full recording of the evening’s awards can be found below, and you can read more about the event here.