SCOTLAND is driving the green fuel revolution with a push towards hydrogen refuelling hubs for buses, commercial vehicles and cars. However, Mark Griffin, of BOC, the Guildford-headquartered gases company that operates the highest performing hydrogen bus refuelling station in Europe in Aberdeen, said councils and central government needed to act quickly. He said they must fast-track deployment of infrastructure hand in hand with commerce to roll out new facilities to help meet 2030 zero carbon-neutral targets, such as those in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Mr Griffin added that plans to convert vehicles at scale will reduce costs. Glasgow City Council is expected to receive its first hydrogen vehicles this year, bolstered by an £800,000 Transport Scotland grant. The authority aims to convert its entire fleet of 2,000 vehicles to green energy as, according to its transport strategy, which it describes it as “the only realistic and genuinely emissions-free sustainable fuel solution is hydrogen”. On the outskirts of Edinburgh, at Wallyford, Logan Energy has opened the first public hydrogen refuelling station in Scotland’s central belt for hydrogen-electric and dual-fuel vehicles.
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