MAGOR brewery is going green with the deployment of hydrogen power. 

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, the UK arm of global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Protium, the leading UK-based green hydrogen energy company, have teamed up to explore the deployment of zero emission green hydrogen at the brewery - one of the largest in the UK.

The project would build the first large-scale hydrogen generation system at a brewery.

The hydrogen will fuel production, as well as key logistics assets including Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and forklifts.

The use of green hydrogen technology will help to provide zero carbon power and fuel for all its operations, an important step for the brewery to become carbon neutral.

Globally, AB InBev has set ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals which includes 100 per cent of its electricity throughout its worldwide operations will come from renewable sources.


Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd said: “I am very pleased this project is taking place right here in Wales.

"Tackling climate change is a priority for the Welsh Government and this project at an important employer in the sector will be important to our efforts.

"It also has the potential to create new jobs and exciting opportunities in the area for years to come.”

Budweiser Brewing Group’s existing wind and solar assets currently operating on-site will be used to manufacture the green hydrogen at Protium’s Hydrogen Production Facility (HPF), adjacent to the brewery.

The facility will include a battery, hydrogen storage unit, and a hydrogen refuelling station used for HGVs, saving approximately 15,500 tonnes of CO2e per year from 2027, equating to the removal of roughly 3,300 cars from UK roads or 12,000 long haul flights per year.

Mauricio Coindreau, Head of Sustainability and Procurement at Budweiser Brewing Group said: “Sustainability and the wellbeing of our planet are at the core of our business.
"Innovative energy solutions like hydrogen have huge potential as a key part of our sustainability strategy, helping us significantly reduce our UK carbon footprint.

"As a company we are committed to continuously exploring technology that can help us meet our ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals.”

Monmouth MS Peter Fox took to social media to voice his support.

He said: "I hugely welcome this investment which’ll create new jobs and opportunities, and reduce emissions.

"This’ll help us in our aim to bounce back better and become greener."

The project is expected to be commercially operational by 2024.