The international manufacturer of consumer products including Andrex, Kleenex and Huggies Kimberly-Clark has signed an agreement with Carlton Power to supply hydrogen to the company’s manufacturing facility at Barrow in Furness. This partnership will support the development of Carlton’s proposed Barrow Green Hydrogen scheme in Cumbria and reduce Kimberly-Clark’s reliance on natural gas as part of its global decarbonisation strategy. The Barrow Green Hydrogen scheme is to be located on land adjacent to Kimberly-Clark’s manufacturing facility on Park Road in Barrow-in-Furness. Subject to planning and financing, the £40M scheme is targeted to enter commercial operation in 2025. Barrow Green Hydrogen will provide Kimberly-Clark and potentially other energy-intensive users in the area for example, those with transport fleet, with hydrogen to fuel their operations. This project will initially feature a 35 MW lectrolyser, expected to produce approximately 3500 tonnes of hydrogen every year , reducing 25,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions which is equivalent to taking 580 trucks off UK roads annually. The hydrogen will be produced by the electrolyser using electricity that is generated from sources of renewable energy, primarily wind and solar power. The Barrow Green Hydrogen scheme, the first of its kind in Cumbria, was announced last month. Carlton Power identified the opportunity and is leading the development in partnership with a regional public & private sector consortium of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Barrow Borough Council, Cadent Gas and Electricity North-West.