Freeport East sets out 500MW Green Hydrogen Hub vision


Freeport East has today published analysis setting out a future scenario for green hydrogen demand that could underpin the development of a Green Hydrogen Hub across its economic area.

Forecasting potential demand in excess of 500MW by 2030, equivalent to 10% of the UK’s current target for green hydrogen production, the report illustrates what a significant role green hydrogen could play in the future Freeport East economy and the significance to the UK.
Steve Beel, Chief Executive at Freeport East commented:

“As Freeport East looks to help drive the regional economy towards net zero in a manner that delivers benefits across our communities, it is clear that hydrogen has the potential to play an important part in delivering on decarbonisation and energy security, while offering unique investment and employment opportunities for our region.

“The East of England is already a clean energy powerhouse of international significance, comprising a range of renewable generation, innovation and R&D facilities but also the deep skills and experience to match.

“Establishing a green hydrogen hub across Freeport East will be good for the region and for the UK and today’s report illustrates the scale of the opportunity. Facilitating a shift towards hydrogen across food processing, agriculture, refineries, public transport, heavy duty freight and shipping will help strengthen these sectors whilst also delivering wider benefits in terms of jobs, skills and a cleaner environment for the whole Freeport East area.”