Budweiser reveals plans for the UK's first hydrogen-powered BREWERY in South ...

Budweiser reveals plans for the UK's first hydrogen-powered BREWERY in South ...
Budweiser reveals plans for the UK's first hydrogen-powered BREWERY in South ...

It's the go-to beer for many people around the world, and now Budweiser has announced plans for the UK's first hydrogen-powered brewery in South Wales by 2024.

The firm has joined forces with Protium, a UK-based green hydrogen energy services company, to install hydrogen-powered solutions at its Magor Brewery.

It claims the change will save a whopping 15,500 tonnes of carbon emissions annually from 2027.

Mauricio Coindreau, Head of Sustainability and Procurement at Budweiser Brewing Group said: 'Sustainability and the wellbeing of our planet are at the core of our business.

'Innovative energy solutions like hydrogen have huge potential as a key part of our sustainability strategy, helping us significantly reduce our UK carbon footprint.'

Budweiser has not disclosed how much the project will cost. 

It's the go-to beer for many people around the world, and now Budweiser has announced plans for the UK's first hydrogen-powered brewery in South Wales by 2024

It's the go-to beer for many people around the world, and now Budweiser has announced plans for the UK's first hydrogen-powered brewery in South Wales by 2024

What is hydrogen fuel? 

Hydrogen is a clean fuel that, when consumed in a fuel cell, produces only water. Hydrogen can be produced from a variety of domestic resources, such as natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, and renewable power like solar and wind. 

These qualities make it an attractive fuel option for transportation and electricity generation applications. It can be used in cars, in houses, for portable power, and in many more applications.

Hydrogen is an energy carrier that can be used to store, move, and deliver energy produced from other sources.

Today, hydrogen fuel can be produced through several methods. The most common methods today are natural gas reforming (a thermal process), and electrolysis. 

Other methods include solar-driven and biological processes.

Source: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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Hydrogen is the lightest and the most abundant element in the universe, and produces zero greenhouse gas emissions.

It can be produced through several methods, including natural gas reforming, electrolysis, or, as is the case with Budweiser, through solar-driven processes.   

Chris Jackson, CEO of Protium, explained: 'Green hydrogen is a truly exciting opportunity for the global energy sector and the UK economy as a whole, with various energy leaders and environmentalists supporting its deployment, so we're delighted to be working with a brand that shares our forward-thinking vision.

'The entire Protium team is thrilled to showcase the potential of green hydrogen and the benefits it can deliver to Budweiser, the local community in Magor, and the environment.'

The project will see Budweiser use its existing wind and solar assets to manufacture green hydrogen at Protium's Hydrogen Production Facility, which is next to the brewery.

This hydrogen will then be used to fuel the brewery's production, as well as its Heavy Goods Vehicles and forklift trucks.

According to Budweiser, the change to hydrogen will save approximately 15,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually from 2027.

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