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Protos clusters together innovative technologies in energy generation and resource management that are leading the way on the clean growth agenda. As we move towards net zero carbon emissions, Protos can help businesses meet their sustainability objectives and develop a blueprint for the rest of the UK.

The area around Protos is at the forefront of UK manufacturing and home to a concentration of energy intensive users. Our aim is to deliver low-carbon energy directly to industrial and domestic customers through a local energy grid which could see costs substantially reduced and save thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions.

Decarbonising industry will not only help the UK meet our zero carbon goals, it will help to protect and grow the high value manufacturing jobs that have made this region thrive.

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Why Protos?

Helping businesses deliver on climate change objectives


Providing energy intensive industry with low carbon energy


Access to skills, workforce and R&D


Smart, local energy system reducing energy costs


Bringing innovative technologies to market


A connected location in the North’s industrial heartland

Ged Barlow, Chair of the Cheshire Energy Hub: “Sitting at the heart of Cheshire’s Energy Innovation District, Protos is leading the way in innovative solutions to deliver clean growth.”

Latest News

August 20, 2020

BLOG: September, 2020 | Nature Areas

We have been working with Cheshire Wildlife Trust to manage the nature areas which are thriving. There are a variety of birds and ducks currently making Protos their home. Chiffchaff, blackcap and whitethroat can still be seen on Goldfinch Meadows but it won’t be long before they start their Autumn migration back to southern and western Europe, southern Asia and north Africa.

August 20, 2020

£20M Plastic-to-Hydrogen Plant at Protos Moves Forward

The Front End Engineering Design (FEED) phase has been completed on the UK’s first waste plastic to hydrogen facility.