The Dorset Green H2 facility will utilise green hydrogen to supply several industries with the clean energy carrier and further decarbonise the South West of the UK.

A former landfill site will be utilised for the hydrogen production project and enable the area to become a central spot for hydrogen development sin the South of the UK.

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With this, Dorset Green H2 will see the installation of a 5-Megawatt (MW) ground-mounted array of solar panels at the site, which on overcast days and overnight will be supplemented by electricity produced from the site’s existing landfill gas.

This will enable the creation green hydrogen supplied from renewable energy.

Energy generated by renewable sources at the site will power a 0.87MW electrolyser, producing up to 120,000kg of green hydrogen fuel each year to be compressed, stored, and sold for local and regional use as a carbon free fuel.

As the green hydrogen economy develops, there may be opportunities to decarbonise large vehicle fleets in Dorset.

Eddie Hughes, Housing Minister for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, said, “I am delighted to see funding go towards such a positive development in the South West, a real catalyst for a green hydrogen economy in Dorset. It is a priority of this Government to level up opportunities and create a greener, more sustainable future.”

Nathan Ross, Managing Director of Canford Renewable Energy, said, “Canford Renewable Energy is an experienced, long-term developer and operator of renewable energy infrastructure.

“Dorset Green H2 is leading the way for the development of a hydrogen economy in Dorset and the South West, and we are looking to bring forward other green hydrogen production projects in the region.”

Making hydrogen happen

 This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, as well as a return to in-person networking and the opportunity to meet the Women in Hydrogen driving the agenda forward.

Taking place in Munich, Germany, confirmed speakers already include the Hydrogen Council, Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel and Michelin.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket, click here.