The new Surf ‘n’ Turf hydrogen energy project has been officially opened in Orkney by the Scottish Energy Minister. Surf ‘n’ Turf is so named because it stores energy from tidal and wind generators as hydrogen. Based in Eday, the system draws renewable electricity either from tidal turbines at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) tidal test site, or from the onshore wind turbine run by the Eday community. An electrolyser uses the electricity to split water (H2O) into its component parts – hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2).As it is produced from renewable electricity, hydrogen is a clean fuel that causes no carbon emissions. The project received £1.3m of Scottish Government funding through the Local Energy Challenge Fund, and has now installed the facilities to make, move and use the gas.
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