A new 40MW hydrogen project in Teesside, UK, is set to significantly boost the net zero capabilities of the region with this project marking the area’s largest green hydrogen project to date.
Being developed by Protium in the Tees Valley Freeport, the plant will include up to 40MW of electrolysis with hydrogen storage capabilities to allow hydrogen to be supplied when it is needed.
It is expected that the hydrogen production facility will provide Protium with a platform to scale its hydrogen production abilities with plans already in place to supply local manufacturers in the area once complete.
The project will be completed by 2026, subject to planning and engineering work, and once completed, it could significantly boost Teesside’s hydrogen efficiency.
Chris Jackson, CEO of Protium, said, “We are pleased to announce that Protium will be embarking upon building the largest green hydrogen facility in the North East at the Wilton Universal Group’s site in Teesside.
“The project will allow us to work with local businesses to decarbonise their operations, and the area’s deep industrial legacy provides the perfect infrastructure foundations for us to leverage.
“The growing hydrogen hub offers a faster route to market for the deployment of this clean energy source, so we’re very excited to be part of the transition to a greener economy and future in the heart of Tees Valley.”
Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, said, “I am delighted that Protium will be developing a green hydrogen production facility in Teesside, contributing to making our region the leading production site of green hydrogen fuel in the UK.
“From carbon capture to offshore wind and hydrogen production Teesside is at the forefront of delivering the government ambitious target for the UK to be net zero by 2050.
“This is just the latest investment that is delivering the cleaner, greener and healthier future for local people right across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool.”