Cheshire’s hydrogen project approved

Cheshire’s hydrogen project approved

Cheshire East Council has secured planning permission to build a green hydrogen refuelling compound in Middlewich, bringing both carbon and air quality benefits to Cheshire East.

Working with Storengy, funding for the £1m scheme was secured earlier this year and initially will see a trial of two bin wagons converted to take home-produced hydrogen.

Rubbish in Cheshire to be collected by green hydrogen-powered bin wagons

Installed at the Cheshire East’s environmental hub in Middlewich, the facility will produce hydrogen using an electrolyser connected to solar panels.

“We are committed to reducing our own emissions and becoming carbon neutral by 2025,” said Councillor Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Regeneration.

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