Carlton Power plans to build low carbon hydrogen hub
The project will create opportunities for businesses in the West Country to make Net Zero plans with hydrogen in mind.
Carlton Power has chosen to build its third hydrogen hub in the UK on land within Langage Energy Park, UK.
The 10 MW hydrogen hub project, the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall, will provide local companies – for example, energy-intensive industries or those with transport fleets – with easy access to hydrogen fuel.
The project’s first phase has secured planning consent from South Hams District Council and is supported by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and Regen, the southwest low-carbon energy organisation.
Subject to the Langage Green Hydrogen hub receiving support from the Government’s Hydrogen Investment Package, a multi-million-pound programme to encourage the growth of the hydrogen economy in the UK, the project will produce sustainable hydrogen fuel at scale within the next 2-3 years.
In addition, the hydrogen hub will support the further growth of renewable electricity generation in the region (and newer forms like marine energy) by utilising it to produce and store hydrogen at times when renewable output is high but electricity demand is low.
Carlton’s plans at Langage – and its proposed hydrogen hub projects in Cumbria and Greater Manchester – are a response to the UK Government’s plans for a green revolution which includes hydrogen and fuel cell technology as one of its key ambitions.
Eric Adams, Hydrogen Projects Director at Carlton Power, said, “With the need, especially among industrial companies, to move away from fossil fuels and reach Net Zero, Langage Green Hydrogen and our other projects can make an important contribution to the transition to the hydrogen economy.”
Merlin Hyman, Chief Executive of Regen, said: “The significance of South Hams District Council granting planning permission for a green hydrogen production facility at Langage Energy Park can not be overstated.”
Claire Gibson, Head of Delivery at the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, said, “It is fantastic to see Carlton Power choose Devon as its location for its next hydrogen hub.”