Shoreham Port has begun work on a new partnership with H2evolution to create a green hydrogen hub which will have the potential to produce fuel cell grade hydrogen to supply vessels.
According to the English port, a planning application will shortly be developed to establish a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant on the site.
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.
In addition to supplying vessels, it is anticipated that the hub, which is expected to be operational in 2024, will be able 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 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,’ commented 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.’