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Work On Herne Bay Hydrogen Plant In Westbrook Lane To Start This Year

The title of this post is the same as that as this article on KentOnline.

Jo Bamford is quoted as saying that the first green hydrogen will be produced in the second half of 2022.

June 4, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. I welcome this development.
    However, I can’t help but wonder why this first plant is located in Herne Bay. That is a long way from Oxford where Ryse Hydrogen is based. Plenty of suitable locations closer to home.
    Didcot is crying out for something like this.
    Is this plant going to be noisy, smelly, dangerous?

    Comment by John Robin St.Clair | June 4, 2021 | Reply

    • Herne Bay has a lot of solar and wind power within a few miles and the site has good road connections to London, where the hydrogen will initially be used.

      Noisy? I doubt it! But there will be trucks coming and going and there may be a few cooling fans.

      Smelly? Probably not! The only things going in and out of the plant will be electricity, hydrogen, oxygen, water and the workers.

      Dangerous? I worked in a hydrogen plant at Runcorn around 1970. It hasn’t done anything dangerous in the intervening fifty years.

      In those days, ICI used to ship hydrogen all over the country by tanker truck and I don’t remember any reports of transportation troubles.

      Comment by AnonW | June 4, 2021 | Reply

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