Shoreham Port has partnered with a green hydrogen developer with the aim of creating a 20MW green hydrogen hub by 2024.
A planning application will shortly be developed by the UK port and its partner H2evolution to establish an electrolysis plant to the south of Shoreham Port’s lock gates.
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. As a community organisation we would like to work with everyone to make this new stage of the Port’s growth success. The new plant will be clean, quiet and create good quality jobs at the Port and within the wider community.”
The hydrogen produced at Shoreham will be fully certified as green as it 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 production process is almost silent, produces no waste and emits no pollutants.
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.
The new partnership is actively engaged in Ricardo’s work planning hydrogen development and test facilities at its Shoreham Technical Centre.
Shoreham Port and H2evolution are both members of Hydrogen Sussex, which facilitates and supports the hydrogen economy across the region.