Aspect Ecology has been commissioned to advise on the proposal to bring forward green and blue hydrogen plants at Killingholme Power Station as part of Humber Zero
The site lies in Killigholme, Lincolnshire on the Humber South Bank and close to the extremely busy Humber Sea Shipping Terminal. Uniper and VPI Immingham have entered into a memorandum of understanding to co-develop Humber Zero – a multi-million pound carbon capture and hydrogen production development. It will decarbonise eight million tonnes per annum of CO2 emissions, with the potential to target 30 million tonnes of CO2 emissions from the wider Humber cluster to the west of Immingham. Post combustion capture on two of the three existing generators at VPI Immingham and selected processing units at the Humber and Lindsey refineries, will be combined with the development of a hydrogen hub producing green and blue hydrogen to serve the third generator and local industry.
Aspect Ecology is providing ecological advice so as to ensure this major project takes full account of the existing ecology at the proposed development site and that overall the project brings forward a net gain for biodiversity. We will be carrying out a full suite of baseline ecology surveys to ensure a robust ecology baseline is available to inform the design of the proposals through the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) (including Appropriate Assessment) processes.
Aspect Ecology is proud to be supporting Humber Zero which will deliver a world scale decarbonisation project built around one of the UK’s most efficient generating assets and an industrial hub in Immingham. The Humber is an industrial hub with an economy worth £18 billion and in which one in ten jobs is associated with heavy industry. It is home to one third of the UK’s refining capacity. The scale of industry in the region makes the Humber a critical partner in the UK government’s ambition to achieve a net zero carbon economy by 2050 and will position the Humber at the forefront of the UK’s zero-carbon economy.
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