Air Products and Associated British Ports (ABP) have formed a partnership to bring the first large scale, green hydrogen production facility to the UK.

The facility will import green ammonia from production locations operated by Air Products and its partners around the world.

This will be used to produce green hydrogen, which would decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors such as the glass industry.

The facility is planned to be built at the Port of Immingham, England, UK. The location will provide the required maritime infrastructure and offers good proximity to markets and the required utilities.

For example, Immingham sits within the UK’s largest industrial cluster and near proposed offshore transport and storage networks for CO2.

The project could eliminate up to 580,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year, the equivalent of taking 20,000 diesel HGVs off UK roads, as well as reducing nitrous oxide and particulate emissions.

In addition, the project will bring up to $4.6 billion in growth and financial benefits to the region and provide 1,400 direct jobs and approximately 1,600 indirect jobs for supply chains and local businesses.

Ivo Bols, Air Products’ President of Europe and Africa, said: “We are forging sustainable hydrogen supply chains with our partners and using our hydrogen knowledge and expertise to accelerate the energy transition.”

He added: “We are in positive talks with government ministers and officials about our plans to invest in UK green hydrogen.”