Green Hydrogen Comes to Cheshire!
A consultation has been launched on Cheshire’s first ‘green’ hydrogen project. Cheshire Green Hydrogen will use renewable electricity, including locally produced electricity from the Frodsham wind farm, and from the grid, to generate 20 megawatts of low carbon hydrogen to fuel local industry.
Grenian Hydrogen, the team developing the project, are developing green hydrogen projects across the North West. The consortium has signed a collaboration agreement under which it aims to develop an initial phase of 100MW of projects which will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industry by up to 180,000 tonnes.
Cheshire Green Hydrogen will be located at Protos, the energy and resource cluster near Ellesmere Port, bolstering further the regions lead in the UK’s bourgeoning hydrogen sector. The low carbon hydrogen will travel via planned underground pipeline to local industry, including glass manufacturer Encirc.
The low carbon hydrogen can also be stowed within underground cavities, contributing to the UK’s wider energy security and enabling locally produced energy to be available when we need it the most, balancing out supply and energy demand.
Adam Baddeley, CEO of Grenian Hydrogen said:
“Cheshire Green Hydrogen will support Cheshire and the wider North West’s drive to lead the UK’s hydrogen sector – not only contributing to energy security and cutting of carbon dioxide emissions but creating, and securing jobs, across the region.”
“The North West is an ideal place to deploy low carbon hydrogen production. Not only can it be distributed at low-cost via HyNet’s pipeline network, but we have a large number of industry sites ready and enthusiastic to switch to low carbon hydrogen from fossil gas.
“We want to hear from local communities as to their thoughts on the project, what they want to see and how we can work together with them into the future. We are looking forward to meeting people at our drop in event on the 10th October.”
Richard Barker, Development Director at Peel NRE, said:
“Protos is home to innovative energy and resource management businesses, so it’s an ideal location for the Cheshire Green Hydrogen project. Origin – the industrial and employment cluster around Protos and Ellesmere Port – is leading the way when it comes to low carbon growth, decarbonising our job-creating industries in Cheshire to become one of the first net zero industrial clusters.
Cheshire Green Hydrogen is a brilliant example of sustained investment into the region and we’re pleased to be playing a pivotal role in delivering such essential, low carbon infrastructure.”
Ahead of submitting a planning application to Cheshire West & Chester Council in the autumn, Grenian Hydrogen are consulting local communities and stakeholders on its plans. There are a variety of ways local people can have their say:
- Join us at our drop in event at Elton Community Centre on the 10th October between 2-7pm
- Read more about the project and fill in a feedback questionnaire at www.grenianhydrogen.com/CGH
- Write to us at Grenian Hydrogen, c/o Progressive Energy, Thornton Science Park, Pool Lane, Ince CH2 4NU.
- Email at: email@example.com