UK hydrogen energy project gets planning permission

Artist impression of the hydrogen energy scheme. Image by GeoPura/Siemens Energy.

September 18 (Renewables Now) - A planning application for a hydrogen energy project in Nottinghamshire, submitted by Fisher German, has been approved, the property consultancy said on Thursday.

The project, expected to be one of the first in the UK, involves the installation of a 1.25 MW electrolyser, which will be powered by adjacent solar systems and a wind turbine. Using renewable energy, the electrolyser will be able to turn water into green hydrogen, which can be turned back into electricity using a fuel cell.

GeoPura and Siemens Energy are involved in the project.

The application for the project, to be located at Featherstone House Farm in the village of Bilsthorpe, was submitted on behalf of C A Strawson Farming Ltd. Newark and Sherwood District Council fully supported the project and approved it within the eight-week time frame.

"This is a new area of technology and only a handful of planning applications have been approved for schemes of this nature," Sarah DeRenzy-Tomson, who led the plannng process, noted. "We expect these schemes to become increasingly popular in the coming years to support targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

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