Shoreham Port (a port in Brighton, the South Coast of England) and H2evolution (a UK independent developer aiming to produce 100% green hydrogen) are partnering for developing a green hydrogen hub with a plan to build a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant at the port.
The electrolyser plant is planned for operation by 2024, targeting supplying hydrogen to fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) buses, HGVs and waste collection vehicles. In addition, the hydrogen is indented to be used by vessels and the Port’s cranes and forklift trucks.
The hydrogen produced at Shoreham will be fully certified as green and will be using a combination of captive renewable energy sources available at the Port and green energy, with guaranteed certificates of renewable origin, from the Grid.
Tom Willis, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port, commented: “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.”
Stephen David, Chairman at H2evolution, commented: “We will be producing entirely green, zero-carbon fuel to decarbonise 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.”
He added, “This will make a huge contribution to the climate change objectives of our community, local authority, and businesses, and can be a key enabler for the expansion of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in Brighton City Centre.”
Steve Dyke, Automotive & Industrial Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to see hydrogen being promoted in the area and fully support its production so close to our planned hydrogen development and test facilities at our Shoreham Technical Centre.”