Food giant Kraft Heinz is working with Carlton Power to explore whether it can develop a green hydrogen plant at its Kitt Green factory in the UK.
The 20MW hydrogen plant would meet over 50% of the Kitt Green factory’s annual natural gas demand and reduce its carbon emissions by 16,000 tonnes a year. This is the first green hydrogen plant Kraft Heinz is planning globally, and the fifth that Carlton is progressing in the UK.
The project is subject to planning approval and is due to be operational in 2026.
Eric Adams, hydrogen projects director at Carlton Power, said the facility would help Kraft Heinz to “accelerate its efforts to decarbonise their operations”. He added: “It is critical that projects like this are brought forward to support British companies, especially in manufacturing, in reducing their carbon emissions and reaching net zero.”
Jojo Lins De Noronha, president for northern Europe at Kraft Heinz, said: “Our agreement with Carlton Power is an important step forward in our efforts to reduce carbon emissions and achieve our global goal of net zero emissions by 2050, with a 50 percent reduction in emissions by 2030.”