The Anonymous Widower

Ineos In Runcorn Is Key To UK Move To Hydrogen Energy

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Runcorn and Widnes World.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Thousands of buses and HGVs in the UK could soon be running on hydrogen – made in Runcorn.

The town, which already produces enough clean hydrogen to fuel 1,000 buses or 2,000 HGVs every day, is ramping up production to help reduce the amount of harmful CO₂ emissions on Britain’s roads.

The INOVYN site used to be owned by ICI in the 1960s and I used to work on the Castner-Kellner plant that electrolysed brine to produce sodium hydroxide, chlorine and hydrogen.

October 28, 2021 - Posted by | Energy, Transport/Travel | , , , , ,


  1. I often wonder how much hydrogen ‘boils off’ when it is transported by road, or will evaporate when stored in salt caverns as proposed by INEOS

    Comment by fammorris | October 28, 2021 | Reply

  2. It can’t be much. In 1970, I asked similar questions to engineers on the plant and they were more worried about the chlorine. Things must have improved in fifty years and I can’t remember any reports of hydrogen accidents in the UK, as my ears would certainly have pricked up, if I’d heard Hydrogen and Runcorn used together. They certainly saw this story.

    Comment by AnonW | October 28, 2021 | Reply

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