The Holyhead Hydrogen Hub is to hold an information day for members of the public who want to learn more about the project.
The first of its kind in Wales, the proposals will see the Hub developed on Parc Cybi by Anglesey social enterprise, Menter Môn, working with the Isle of Anglesey County Council. Green hydrogen will be produced at the site and distributed as fuel for zero emission hydrogen-powered vehicles.
The drop-in event will be held at the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead on the 13th of December between 14:00 and 19:30. It will be an opportunity for local residents and businesses to meet the team to find out more about the proposals and the opportunities the Hydrogen Hub can bring to the area in terms of the economy and tackling climate change.
The benefits of hydrogen have long been known as a clean zero- emission fuel for transportation, a long-term energy store as well as for heating homes. Seen as a first step, the proposals for the Hub would see the production of hydrogen at Holyhead as well as a fuelling distribution centre.
Dafydd Gruffydd is Manging Director of Menter Môn: “We’re pleased to be holding this information event and would urge residents and business in the area to call in to speak to us so that they can learn more about the proposals and the potential benefits to Holyhead.
“As a local company we are committed to making sure that employment and supply chain opportunites stay in the area – this has been our vision since Menter Môn was established. The new Hub is also a good fit with other Menter Môn projects, specifically our tidal energy scheme off the coast of Holy Island, as hydrogen can be produced from renewable electricity.”
Councillor Bob Parry is the portfolio holder for Highways, Waste and Property at the Isle of Anglesey County Council, he said: “This is a great opportunity for us on the island and across north Wales to make a difference as we all strive to tackle climate change. Because hydrogen can be generated in a very clean way it is the key to ensure transport and many industries reach net zero emissions and net carbon zero targets.”
The first stage of the project aims to secure planning consent, with community information event seen as an important part of this. The second stage will put the necessary infrastructure in place to produce green hydrogen on the site for use as a zero-emission fuel.
The proposed scheme is funded by Welsh Government.