A project at Shoreham Habour will create a ‘green hydrogen hub’ in the form of a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant producing hydrogen for vehicle fuel cells.
A planning application is being prepared by the Port Authority for the plant to be built south of the lock gates. If approved it is expected to be operational in 2024.
The hydrogen produced at Shoreham will be fully certified as green as it will be produced from certified green energy plus captive renewable energy sources available within the port.
A spokesman said the production process is almost silent, produces no waste and emits no pollutants. The produced hydrogen will supply operators of fuel cell electric vehicles including buses, HGVs and waste collection vehicles, as well as marine vessels and the port’s own cranes and forklift trucks.
The project is being developed in partnership with specialists H2evolution and using pioneering work into hydrogen fuel at Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre.