Carlton Power plans new hydrogen hub in Devon and Cornwall

The 10MW Langage Green Hydrogen hub, the first of its kind in the region, will provide local companies with access to hydrogen fuel

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Carlton Power has unveiled plans to develop a new low carbon hydrogen hub in Devon and Cornwall.

The 10MW Langage Green Hydrogen hub, the first of its kind in the region and the company’s third hydrogen hub in the UK, will provide local companies with access to hydrogen fuel.

The first phase has secured planning approval from South Hams District Council and is supported by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and Regen, the south-west low carbon energy organisation.

The project is expected to produce sustainable hydrogen fuel at scale within the next two to three years, subject to it receiving support from the UK Government’s Hydrogen Investment Package.

The latest plan follows Carlton Power previously proposing to build hydrogen hubs in Cumbria and Greater Manchester.

Eric Adams, Hydrogen Projects Director at Carlton Power said: “Langage is ideally located for the West Country’s first low carbon hydrogen hub. With the need, especially among industrial companies, to move away from fossil fuels and reach net zero, Langage Green Hydrogen and our other projects can make an important contribution to the transition to the hydrogen economy.

“A number of key industrial sectors in the south-west have limited options to decarbonise so a local source of hydrogen will accelerate their net zero plans and the region’s wider low carbon ambitions.”