The Anonymous Widower

Hydrogen Power Plant Bid In Herne Bay Set For Green Light From Canterbury City Council

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Kent Online.

These are the introductory paragraphs.

Controversial plans to build a hydrogen fuel plant on a rundown plot of land look set to be given the green light – despite more than 160 objections from concerned residents.

Canterbury City Council was inundated with letters from locals – with one even worried about a Fukushima-style disaster – after a bid to construct the plant in Westbrook Lane, Herne Bay, was revealed in January.

The article said, that the project would create twenty jobs.

This Google Map shows the proposed site for the electrolyser.


  1. The Railway running East-West at the top of the map.
  2. The A2990 Thanet Way running East-West at the bottom of the map.

From a visualisation on the Kent Online article, it appears that the electrolyser will be built to the West of the Recycling Centre.

I suspect that given the closeness of the railway, it might even be possible to despatch hydrogen to users by specially-designed trains.

The electrolyser will need large quantities of electricity and I can’t see any wires around the site.

This Google Map shows the wider area around the site.


  1. The Recycling Centre indicated my a blue arrow, just to the right of top-centre of the map.
  2. The A2990 running East-West across the top of the map.
  3. The 18 MW Molehill Solar Farm between the old and new Thanet Ways, in the middle of the map.
  4. The 51.9 MW Owls Hatch Solar Farm, in the South East corner of the map.
  5. For full production, the electrolyser needs 23 MW!

These two solar farms, mean, that there must be a high-quality electricity connection in the area.

With all the offshore wind in Kent and these solar farms on the doorstep, the Herne Bay electrolyser, will not have much difficulty obtaining genuine renewable electricity.


As someone, who once worked, in a hydrogen factory, I would be happy to live near to the site.

Are Ryze Hydrogen planning to put a filling station for hydrogen vehicles on the A2990?

May 30, 2020 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , ,


  1. I’ve always found that tunnel on the A299 (bottom left of the second picture) a bit odd – it seems to be there merely to avoid the golf course being disturbed!

    Comment by Matthew | May 31, 2020 | Reply

  2. Golf clubs are very powerful organisations!

    I don’t know the area very well and I don’t drive anymore.

    I have two images of the area in my mind from the 1950s. The wide beach at Dumpton Gap and the filthy coal mines.

    Comment by AnonW | May 31, 2020 | Reply

  3. […] it would appear that Kent Online got their prediction right. that I wrote about in Hydrogen Power Plant Bid In Herne Bay Set For Green Light From Canterbury City Council. […]

    Pingback by ‘Chernobyl’ Fears Dismissed As Herne Bay Hydrogen Plant Bid Approved « The Anonymous Widower | June 4, 2020 | Reply

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