Shoreham Port in West Sussex, UK is set to be transformed into a green hydrogen hub – and it could be operational by 2024.
Plans to establish a “game-changing” 20MW electrolysis plant to the south of the Port’s famous lock gates have been revealed by Shoreham Port and H2evolution.
The green hydrogen produced 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 has the potential to produce fuel cell grade hydrogen to supply local and regional operators of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) buses, HGVs and waste collection vehicles, as well as vessels and the Port’s own cranes and forklift trucks.
“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,” said Tom Willis, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port.
“As a community organisation we would like to work with everyone to make this new stage of the Port’s growth a success.”
“The new plant will be clean, quiet and create good quality jobs at the Port and within the wider community.”
Stephen David, Chairman at H2evolution, commented, “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 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.”
“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.”
A planning application for the 20MW electrolysis plant is expected to be developed soon.