Meld Energy Gets Approval for $317 Million Hydrogen Facility in Hull

(P&GJ) — Meld Energy has received approval from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to build a $317 million, 100-megawatt green hydrogen production facility at Saltend in Hull.

The project will establish the Humber as a center for hydrogen excellence, supporting government goals to reduce emissions and increase hydrogen use.

Meld Energy is set to construct the facility at Saltend Chemicals Park, which will meet up to 30% of the park’s hydrogen demand. This increase in green hydrogen production will cut carbon dioxide emissions by 125,000 tons annually.

Saltend Chemicals Park is home to major chemical companies like BP Petrochemicals Technology, Vivergo Fuels, Yara, Mitsubishi Chemicals UK, Ineos, and Air Products, as well as the Triton Power station. Hydrogen, when used as a fuel, does not produce carbon emissions, making it crucial for legislation aimed at combating climate change. Meld’s hydrogen will be produced through electrolysis, a process that uses electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Meld Energy has also submitted a bid for funding from the government’s Hydrogen Production Business Model. Successful projects will be announced later this year, with the government aiming to support up to 875 megawatts of hydrogen production.

The Humber region, the UK’s largest industrial emitter of CO₂, is an ideal location for hydrogen production. Providing cleaner fuels is essential for the region's decarbonization and will boost the local economy by securing jobs and attracting investment.

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