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Hydrogen plant granted fast track consent despite urea objections

Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 03 Dec 2021

Hydrogen plant granted fast track consent despite urea objections
Fast track consent committee says while four giant wind turbines would have a significant impact, it was not enough to stop a hydrogen production plan. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Ian Llewellyn
Fri, 03 Dec 2021
A fast track consent for a Taranaki hydrogen plant and associated wind turbines has been granted despite objections from environmental groups and some local Māori.The Hiringa Energy and Ballance Agri-Nutrients project is made up of four wind turbines, a hydrogen hydrolysis plant and associated infrastructure. It is in South Taranaki, immediately opposite the Kapuni Production Station and the Kapuni Gas Treatment Plant – both owned and operated by Todd Energy.Consents were approved under the fast track consenting law which was set up in th...

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