Green light for Nottinghamshire’s hydrogen energy project

Planning permission has today been secured for an innovative sustainable hydrogen energy scheme in Nottinghamshire, which is thought to be a first of its kind in the UK.

To be located at Featherstone House Farm, in Bilsthorpe, the development features a 1.25-megawatt electrolyser inside a building based within a secure compound which will be adjacent to solar farms and a wind turbine already at the farm.

The electrolyser will use energy from the solar farm and wind turbine to turn water into green hydrogen, which once turned back into electricity through a fuel cell only emits water vapour and air.

Once generated, the fuel can be used off-site, or even by the landowner to power hydrogen farm vehicles.

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