The largest brewery in Lancashire aims to build a green hydrogen energy production facility at the location in collaboration with Protium to reduce its carbon emissions.
The Samlesbury Net Zero project, along with other initiatives, intends to assist the Budweiser Brewing Group’s Samlesbury brewery, which has been in operation for more than 50 years, in utilizing green hydrogen energy to meet its thermal demand, heating demands, and transportation needs.
The Samlesbury Net Zero project, when operational, will save carbon dioxide emissions by up to 11,000 tonnes annually. This was made possible by a cooperation with Protium, a renowned UK provider of green hydrogen energy services. This is the same as removing 5,800 cars off the road, compensating for 11,156 roundtrip trips from London to New York, or growing 440,000 trees.
The brewery, which is located close to the A59 between Preston and Blackburn, would have a new facility constructed next to it. The facility would occupy a space of the size of 1.5 full-size football fields, including the electrolyser, related plant, and refueling station.
According to the proposed plans, Protium would finance, construct, and manage the brewery site, with a planned opening date of the end of 2025. Following engagement with the community, neighbors, and other local stakeholders, a planning application for the project will be made in the upcoming spring.
In the upcoming weeks, Protium intends to organize a number of community consultation events.