ANGLESEY could become the home of hydrogen energy according to the island’s MP, Virginia Crosbie.

Research at the M-Sparc centre at Gaerwen and in Bangor University into green production methods could lead to the possible development of a hydrogen highway along the A55.

Virginia said: “Such progress would be a landmark event not just for the island, but for the entire UK.”

She has already taken the idea up with the Minister for Business and Industry Nadhim Zahawi to ask for Government support.

She said during the meeting, the Minister was incredibly receptive, and added: “This is an exciting opportunity for North Wales in terms of both its role as part of the road map to deliver Net Zero by 2050 and as part of the UK's nuclear and hydrogen strategy, which will be coming in 2021.

“I am inspired by the work taking place on Anglesey. All over our ‘energy island’ innovators are building our tomorrow, and by helping to tackle climate change they are solving the biggest issues facing not just the UK, but the whole world.”

Managing Director of M-Sparc, Pryderi Ap Rhisiart said: “There's an opportunity here for North Wales to excel in the green recovery and hydrogen clearly has a role to play. The project to establish a hydrogen hub on the island, coupled with research from Bangor University, provides the perfect basis for us to drive home the green recovery from North Wales.”