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BEL Valves Achieves Fit for Hydrogen and CCUS Status Paving the Way for a Greener Future

In a landmark development for the energy sector, BEL Valves, a leading engineering company known for its high-quality valve solutions, has officially achieved Fit for Hydrogen and Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) status.

This achievement underscores the company’s commitment to support the transition towards cleaner energy sources and its role in combating climate change.

The status provides recognition from the Nuclear AMRC that a business has completed a journey of improvement and sector-specific learning and is considered capable of supplying the hydrogen and CCUS sectors.

The pilot Fit For Hydrogen and CCUS (F4H2+CCUS) programme was funded via the Zero Carbon Humber Partnership, a major collaboration to clean up the UK’s most carbon-intensive industrial cluster, with support from the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The programme was delivered by the Nuclear AMRC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

BEL Valves, part of the British Engines Group, has been at the forefront of valve technology for decades, providing solutions for the oil, gas and now, the renewable energy sectors. The certification marks a significant milestone, not just for BEL Valves, but for the entire energy industry, highlighting the company’s readiness to meet the demands of a low-carbon future.

Chris Williamson, Technical Director at BEL Valves, said: “Receiving the Fit for Hydrogen and CCUS certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. It’s an important step forward in our journey towards sustainability and supporting our customers in the energy transition.

“We are proud to contribute to the global effort in reducing carbon emissions and moving towards a more sustainable energy future.”

Hydrogen is seen as a pivotal fuel for the future, with the potential to replace fossil fuels in various sectors. Similarly, CCUS technologies are vital for capturing carbon dioxide emissions at the source and either using them in various applications or storing them underground to prevent them from entering the atmosphere.

Ian Livingston from Zero Carbon Humber, said: “Hydrogen offers a low carbon, scalable fuel source that has the potential to decarbonise major industrial clusters, such as the Humber. We are delighted to see steps being taken to test and develop the capabilities of UK companies to supply the growing hydrogen and carbon capture markets”.

BEL Valves’ achievement is particularly significant in the context of the UK’s ambitious climate targets, which include achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. By ensuring that its valve technologies are compatible with hydrogen and CCUS applications, BEL Valves is not only enhancing its product portfolio but also contributing to the UK’s and the global efforts in transitioning to a greener, more sustainable economy.