September 12 (Renewables Now) - UK-based green hydrogen services provider Protium is seeking planning permission to install an up to 17.5-MW green hydrogen plant at the site of a Welsh brewery owned by Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland.
A public consultation has been launched to present the project to the local community, with two events due to be held in September, Protium said last week.
The Magor Net Zero project envisages the production of electricity from 10 MW of renewable power plants located in the vicinity of the brewing group’s Magor Brewery facility in Monmouthshire, South Wales.
The energy from the project will be used to decarbonise various elements of the brewing process from 2027. A portion of the hydrogen output will go to fuel heavy goods vehicles and forklift trucks at the site.
The scheme, which is in the early stage of development, will be reviewed by the Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW). The agency will then issue a decision on whether to make a recommendation to the Welsh Ministers.
Budweiser’s parent is Belgian company Anheuser-Busch InBev (EBR:ABI), or AB InBev.
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