Uk’s largest hydrogen plant is approved by planners

Planning chiefs have approved a ground-breaking hydrogen facility in Cheshire, despite questions being raised over the technology’s true green credentials.
Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead to plans by Essar Oil subsidiary Essar Energy Transition (EET) for the first large scale, low carbon hydrogen production plant in the UK located at the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Ellesmere Port.
The plant will produce low carbon hydrogen fuel by the process of reforming natural gas, capturing approximately 97 per cent of produced CO2 to allow for its storage as part of a wider related nationally significant infrastructure project.
Consisting of two plants, the new ‘hydroge …