The Port of Cromarty Firth and ScottishPower are among a consortium of businesses pushing for the development of green hydrogen hub in the Highlands, powered by offshore wind. In plans released late last week, the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA) revealed that several member firms have begun a feasibility study for the proposed project. The plans outline how up to 15 new offshore wind sites will be developed in the region in the coming years, making the Firth an ideal location for a substation feeding into an onshore electrolyser. The electrolyser would be co-located with tank storage. Backers include energy firms ScottishPower and Pale Blue Dot Energy, the Port of Cromarty Firth and Scotch whiskey distillers Diageo, Glenmorangie and Whyte and Mackay. It has been proposed that the distilleries would be among the first organisations to receive green hydrogen supply from the hub, given the sector’s plans to reach net-zero and the Government’s support for hydrogen uptake in this space.
Edie 8th March 2021 read more »
The race to scale up green hydrogen.
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