Element Resources to build one of the largest hydrogen facilities in California, US
Texas-based Element Resources, a development company focused on the production of 100% green hydrogen, has revealed plans to build and operate a major renewable hydrogen production facility in the city of Lancaster, California, US.
The project, located within Lancaster’s city limits, is expected to supply end-users throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
It is estimated to produce 20,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen annually through its first phase, which makes it one of the largest green hydrogen projects in California.
The facility, expected to begin commercial operations in early 2025, will use dedicated solar to power Element’s electrolyzers to produce zero-emission renewable hydrogen.
The increased hydrogen production capacity is expected to serve the demand for clean mobility fuels as well as clean energy for manufacturing.
The project is estimated to create about 250 jobs during the construction phase as well as 36 permanent jobs.
According to the city of Lancaster, the facility will be one of its anchor projects in Eastside Overlay, which will be the site of the city’s clean energy portfolio.
R. Rex Parris, Mayor of Lancaster, said: “The city of Lancaster is excited to expand our partnership with Element Resources on the largest renewable green hydrogen production project in the US. Lancaster is building a robust hydrogen production capacity to enable regional decarbonisation. We believe municipalities can lead the fight against climate change from the bottom up by unleashing businesses’ innovative capacities by removing barriers to market.”
Steve Meheen, Element Resources CEO, stated: “We are pleased to be working with the city of Lancaster. They have a proactive approach to the energy transition that sets the stage for early operations of the Lancaster Clean Energy Centre, which is strategically located with access to highway and rail transportation to key southern California markets.”
“The opportunity with the city of Lancaster is nothing less than a world-class green energy centre serving the Western US and perhaps reaching into Asian Markets as well; the welcome, cooperation, and collaboration from the city of Lancaster is outstanding.”
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