Revolutionizing Glass Production: £2 Billion Hydrogen Plant and Carbon Capture Facility Set for Green Light in the UK
In a groundbreaking move poised to reshape the landscape of UK glass manufacturing, a hydrogen production facility and carbon capture plant, earmarked to supply industry giants Pilkington and Encirc, is on the cusp of receiving approval. The ambitious development, located at the Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, is slated for discussion by Cheshire West and Cheshire Council’s planning committee today. Spearheaded by EET Hydrogen, a joint venture between Essar Oil UK and Progressive Energy, the project forms an integral part of the expansive HyNet hydrogen initiative. Anticipated to deliver up to 1,000MW of low carbon hydrogen to key players in the glass and soda ash sectors, the facility’s environmentally conscious approach involves carbon capture and storage, marking a significant stride in combating climate change.