What is Humber Zero

An industry-led project to remove over 40/MT CO2 per annum from the wider Humber by 2040, protect local jobs and support the Humber's economy.

Humber Zero is a plan to reduce carbon emissions and create a low carbon future for the Humber’s industry.

Humber Zero is a cluster of energy-intensive industries that lie 1km from the coastline on the south bank of the Humber river. Close to offshore  gas storage fields and sitting along a key pipeline route identified by National Grid to connect and decarbonise other key industry in the southern Humber; it is an ideal gateway project for large-scale decarbonisation in the wider Humber region. The UK has committed to reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. This can only be achieved by decarbonising existing industry effectively. Energy intensive industries account for over 20% of the Humber’s economy and 1 in 10 jobs. Humber Zero is a plan with immediate impact for reduced emissions, whilst preserving jobs in these critical industries and maintaining the Humber’s role as an industrial hub.

Our partners

Humber Zero is lead by three large-scale investment partners with internal operating experience.


Global energy and commodities company

VPI Immingham

Combined Heat and Power plant in the southern Humber

Phillips 66

Owns and operates 25% of UK’s oil refining capacity

We are also collaborating with a broad consortium of industry leaders and engineering experts.

  • Uniper

    Global power generator providing CO2 transportation storage network access.

  • Wood Group

    Multinational energy services consultancy developing project options and strategy.

  • Sheffield University and Imperial College

    World-class academic hubs in engineering.

  • GE

    Technology provider and long-term turbine supplier to VPI Immingham.

  • Equinor

    Global energy services provider and key partner in offshore Hornsea One wind farm.