Zero Carbon Consultants "Planet Before Profit"

Smart cities use green hydrogen 

Pandora is a world-leading pilot project to create a smart city based on our "Planet Before Profit" ethos ensuring every aspect of its development and operation will be carbon neutral or negative, requiring no resources from public utilities. We adopt disruptive technology in green hydrogen energy production and storage, agriculture and construction. We work with nature to enhance biodiversity and protect the environment for present and future generations setting the new global standard for sustainable development.  

Our technology and business model disrupts on five fronts:

(1) Significant reduction in both Cap-Ex and production costs of green hydrogen.

(2) Solves the renewable energy storage problem without using toxic batteries, chemicals or hydro power.

(3) Significant reduction in both Cap-Ex and food production costs using vertical farming and no till agriculture.

(4) Converts low value / degraded land into high value arable / sustainable development land with a massive increase in biodiversity with a major reduction in carbon emissions and pollution.

(5) SOTA digital hub with fibre to every property plus 5G mobile enabling full access for all to next gen digital services, education and entertainment.    

We achieve these ambitious goals within a commercially viable business model with outstanding ROI and have assembled a world class team and supply chain partners.

Using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and low carbon materials our beautiful homes, office buildings, schools, retail and leisure facilities will feature state of the art digital connectivity, security and air quality control. The beating heart of Pandora is a stunning 150-acre biodiversity reserve designed to enhance our residents well being and create a safe haven for biodiversity, a place where people can reconnect with nature.

Our Planet Before Profit ethos is embedded from the ground up, combining renewable wind and solar power to feed unique PEM Hydrogen electrolysers, energy storage and a Hydrogen refuelling station. Pandora captures all its own rainwater and produces its own organic food on 150 acres of land with the latest hydroponics, vertical farming, no till and organic agriculture technology.

The UK government's project, combined with the new 2020 planning legislation and the post 2025 ban on fossil fuel gas supply to all new homes, makes the business and environmental case for Pandora all the more compelling. 

In Sept 2020 the UK government announced multi million investment into the the green hydrogen economy and are due to announce the new energy and hydrogen strategy in the spring of 2021. During 2020 the EU, Japan, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, China and South Korea have all announced massive investment into green hydrogen infrastructure totalling over $120 Billion.

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In 2022 Japans new Hydrogen-powered city at the base of Mount Fuji will provide 1,000 homes for Toyota staff an​d families.

Energy minister announces plans for the Hydrogen economy in Japan to reach $150 Billion by 2030 

Local, national and international ​benefits

Pandora will feature 5,000 homes but our renewable energy plant will generate enough clean power for over 15,000 homes, enabling us to de-carbonise surrounding towns by feeding surplus zero carbon Hydrogen or electricity into the national grid. Pandora demonstrates how we all can live, work and travel without damaging the planet or disrupting our lifestyles. It is a blueprint for sustainable development and smart cities, establishing the new global standard for clean growth to rapid transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a green hydrogen-based economy.  

Enhancing UK energy security and boosting our balance of payments by reducing energy import costs, Pandora is a high tech zero carbon energy hub. It will showcase the hydrogen economy, de-carbonising multiple sectors and bringing multiple economic and environmental benefits to the UK."Globally Hydrogen presents the world with a significant opportunity to decarbonise our energy system, contributing to a more secure, affordable and sustainable future. With increasing support from  governments, including adequate policy schemes, a mature hydrogen economy could help abate 6 Gt of annual CO2 emissions and result in $2.5 trillion in annual sales, creating 30 million jobs worldwide."

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" Hydrogen will play a hugely important role in the future for heating our homes and businesses" Jamie Greene MSP Chairman.

World's first commercial green Hydrogen project powered by surplus renewables is also set to become the first project to use green hydrogen as energy storage.

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Hydrogen Economy transition 

The UK government is currently half way through its 5 year certification project ( blending 20% Hydrogen into the mains gas supply and aims to roll this out nationwide by 2024.

Worcester Bosch has a range of production-ready Hydrogen compatible boilers which can run on existing fossil fuel gas, blended Hydrogen or pure Hydrogen with no modification ensuring a seamless transition.

Switching from fossil fuels to green Hydrogen is the most efficient and cost-effective way to reduce UK carbon emissions from homes and buildings. It removes significantly more carbon per £ invested compared to any retro-fit programme. Insulation can only reduce carbon emissions Vs switching to green hydrogen which totally eliminates carbon emissions. 

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