Peel NRE has signed a Letter of Intent to supply hydrogen to Element 2’s proposed network of refueling stations from its planned roll-out of plastic-to-hydrogen facilities.
The former proposes to build a facility to extract hydrogen from the Protos site, which has been approved.
This will be able to supply up to one tonne of fuel per day, enough to fuel 40 HGVs, 500 buses, or 2,500 cars.
A hydrogen refueling station is also being developed at Peel NRE’s planned plastic-to-hydrogen facility in North Clyde.
Richard Barker, development director at Peel NRE, part of Peel L&P, said: “Hydrogen is set to play an important role in our journey to net zero, particularly in hard to decarbonise sectors like transport.
“Protos is the first of many planned plastic to hydrogen facilities in the UK and co-locating refuelling stations will help to kick start the infrastructure needed to support the rollout of hydrogen vehicles.”
Brendan Bilton, chief technology officer at Element 2, added: “Our agreement with Peel NRE to build a hydrogen refuelling station at Protos is a big step forward as we establish the UK’s hydrogen infrastructure.