Shoreham Port and H2evolution have started work on green hydrogen hub.
A planning application will shortly be developed to establish a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant to the south of the Port’s lock gates.
The hydrogen produced at Shoreham will be fully certified as green as it will be produced from a combination of captive renewable energy sources available at the Port and green energy, with guaranteed certificates of renewable origin, from the Grid.
The hydrogen hub, aimed to become operational in 2024, has the potential to produce fuel cell grade hydrogen to supply local and regional operators of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) buses,
“Through the creation of our hydrogen hub, which will supply zero emission green hydrogen, Shoreham Port can form part of the solution to the region’s net-zero challenges. As a community organisation we would like to work with everyone to make this new stage of the Port’s growth a success.”Tom Willis, chief executive at Shoreham Port.
“We are excited to be entering into a strategic partnership with Shoreham Port, as this is an excellent site for the creation of a game-changing green hydrogen facility. We will be producing entirely green, zero carbon fuel to decarbonize the equivalent of 300 buses; enough for towns and cities like Brighton & Hove and Worthing, which will prevent the emission of over 100 tonnes of CO2 per day.”Stephen David, chairman at H2evolution.
Shoreham Port and H2evolution are both members of Hydrogen Sussex, part of the Greater Brighton Economic Board, which facilitates and supports the hydrogen economy across the region.