Welcome

Welcome to the project website for Magor Net Zero: a ‘UK-first’ green hydrogen project at Budweiser Brewing Group UK & Ireland’s Magor Brewery, South Wales.

We are developing proposals for a state of the art green hydrogen production facility to support the Magor Brewery. We believe the project will save thousands of tonnes of CO2 per year, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and improving local air quality.

The project will aim to develop renewable energy locally to create green hydrogen from a new production facility.

The local renewables and green hydrogen will be used to decarbonise various elements of the brewery processes, whilst also providing the means to fuel the brewery's Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and forklift trucks.

This ground-breaking project will be a 'UK first', and we are excited to deliver this landmark scheme for Monmouthshire, Wales, and to show the rest of the UK how Magor is leading the way in helping to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

Hydrogen is an exciting opportunity as it’s the lightest and the most abundant element in the universe. It also acts as an energy carrier and as such we believe green hydrogen will play a crucial role in supporting the transition to a decarbonised global economy.

When green hydrogen is produced entirely from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, as we are proposing, the fuel has zero greenhouse gas emissions associated and can decarbonise high temperature heat and transport needs. When we split water, using a process called electrolysis and electricity from renewable energy we call this ‘green’ hydrogen – which differentiates it from the industrial gas that other businesses manufacture from fossil fuels.

We're excited to work with the local community to bring forward these proposals, so we'll be undertaking extensive consultation in the areas around the site to make sure we understand local views.

This website will be updated regularly to keep you informed about the proposals and the upcoming planning and consultation process. Find out more about the proposals, hydrogen technology and the planning process by clicking the links on this website.

Timeline
Project launch - Autumn 2021
Environmental Impact Assessment scoping process begins to assess environmental considerations for the site - Spring/Summer 2022 - We are here
Early informal consultation with the local community - Autumn 2022
Statutory consultation process with local community and consultees - Winter/Spring 2023
Submission of planning application to Planning Inspectorate Wales - 2023
What is Magor Net Zero?
Click here to download our infographic
A 'UK first', landmark green hydrogen project
Equivalent to removing emissions from 12,000 long haul flights
Or taking 3,300 vehicles off local roads
Helping to meet UK carbon reduction targets

Keep in touch

We’re right at the beginning of our planning process to develop these proposals, so please do keep checking this website for the latest updates. Very soon we’ll be embarking upon the early stages of the planning process, and soon after that we’ll announce how and when you can feed into the consultation on the plans.

Click here to sign up for updates and we’ll make sure to keep you informed of progress.

 

About Magor Net Zero

Magor Net Zero is a joint project between Protium and Budweiser Brewing Group UK & I’s Magor Brewery.

Protium is a UK‐based green hydrogen energy services company (HESCO). Founded in 2019,  Protium’s mission is to enable UK industries and local government to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions.

To achieve this, Protium develops, builds and finances renewable energy and green hydrogen infrastructure to manufacture zero-emission hydrogen from water and renewables.

We focus on projects and sectors where early commercial traction is viable without relying on government grants or subsidies. 

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I is the trading name of AB InBev UK Limited, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium. Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I remains a proud part of AB InBev globally.

In the UK, Budweiser Brewing Group employs 1,400 people in our three breweries in Magor, South Wales, Samlesbury, Lancashire and Enfield, North London and in our local headquarters in Central London. 

Feedback

We value your feedback and welcome any comments you might have on the proposed scheme. These can be returned using the form on this website.
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