The exciting progress of a major green energy project was the focus of a flagship conference today (21 October). More than 100 attendees registered for Friday’s Tees Engineering Network event which featured Protium, px Energy Solutions and zero-emissions motorsport company Green Vroom Ltd.
Protium is the UK’s largest green hydrogen company and is working on plans for a hydrogen production facility at Wilton Universal Group’s Haverton Hill site.
First announced last year and due for completion in 2026, the project site, known as Tees Valley Net Zero, will generate renewable green hydrogen energy, with proposals to supply local manufacturers once that it will be built.
Once completed, this plant is expected to produce nearly 70 MW of green hydrogen energy, saving 55,700 tons of CO2 per year.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “TEN is playing a huge role in supporting our goals of putting local businesses first as we transform the region and create good paying, good quality jobs for the community. local population.
“We are already leading the way in Teesside in hydrogen innovation, carbon capture and storage and offshore wind. We have a crucial role to play in delivering the UK’s clean energy ambitions – and TEN is a vital cog in connecting local talent and experts in our supply chains to game-changing projects .
Jon Clipsham, Commercial Director of Protium, Christine McKie, Managing Director of px Energy Solutions, and Tony Lelliott, Director of Green Vroom Ltd, all gave speeches at Hartlepool Further Education College.
TEN meets three times a year and offers local companies in the supply chain the opportunity to hear about projects in the region. It was established in 2013 to support the region’s engineering supply chain and provide a networking forum, with the support of the Mayor of Tees Valley and the Combined Authority.
TEN’s Jamie Brown said: “We were really pleased to see so many attendees at our fall event. We couldn’t be more on topic with our speakers on hydrogen, energy management and electric vehicles given all that is happening in the region. All of this was of great interest to engineering SMEs in the Tees Valley.
By Marc Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily
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