- Plans have been put forward for Greater Manchester’s first hydrogen production facility, which should help cut carbon emissions.
The proposed hub at Trafford Park would also store the hydrogen to be distributed as green energy to businesses with transport fleets or heating requirements.
Hydrogen is expected to play a major part in reducing the UK’s CO2 emissions, helping the country’s journey towards Net Zero. And government support for hydrogen fuel is expected to make it easier for transport fleet operators to make the switch from diesel.
Hydrogen fuel Boost for Manchester, a new Hydrogen hub
The Trafford Green Hydrogen project is Carlton Power’s first hydrogen scheme and it has plans to develop as many as 10 other similar projects in the UK over the next two to five years.If it gets the go ahead, construction will start early next year, with the site entering commercial operation in 2023.
Keith Clark, Chief Executive of Carlton Power, said:
The hydrogen hub is an important component of our Trafford Low Carbon Energy Park.
“Trafford Park is set to become an exemplar of clean energy technologies being put to commercial use, placing Greater Manchester at the forefront of the green revolution and the UK’s energy transition.”
The planning application will be determined by Trafford Council, the local planning authority.