EI-H2 – an Irish company specialized in green hydrogen – has revealed Ireland’s first green hydrogen plant.
The firm intends to build a 50-megawatt electrolysis plant at Aghada on the coast of Cork Harbor to eliminate the Irish industry and reduce 63, 000 tons of carbon emissions annually.
This facility will be one of the largest renewable energy plants in the world once it is built.
A total of 85 full-time jobs will be generated with EI-H2 Aghada due for completion by the end of 2023. A total of €120 million is expected to be spent on construction and grid connection.
“Ireland is beginning to take the lead in fighting climate change,” says Pearse Flynn, a Cork businessman, and the firms owner. Excess wind generation hydrogen will play an important role in decarbonization of Ireland, as by 2030, Ireland will generate 8GW of offshore wind. The “curtailed” resources would eventually be wasted if we can not find opportunities to use it. EI-H2 plans to produce clean, environmentally sound green hydrogen to decarbonize industry. This plan will build and maintain local employment and help Ireland fulfil its international climate change obligations.”
Photo: From left: Tom Lynch, EI-H2, Minister Simon Coveney and Pearse Flynn, EI-H2. Image: © Brian Lougheed