Aberdeen City Council companions bp for solar-powered green hydrogen hub

Oct 29, 2021 03:43 PM ET
  • Energy large bp has formed a joint venture with Aberdeen City Council, to operate a solar energy and green hydrogen hub.
Aberdeen City Council companions bp for solar-powered green hydrogen hub
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This complies with an affordable tender run by the council which started in June, looking for an industrial companion for its Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub. The program will certainly include the development of a scalable green hydrogen manufacturing facility, the very first in Scotland, according to the council.

Phase 1, which will certainly consist of the distribution of the green hydrogen facility, is targeting operations by 2024. A new photovoltaic or pv solar ranch, green power acquisition contracts as well as a personal cable connection are all choices to power the site, which will certainly produce hydrogen for buses, heavy items vehicles and huge vans.

Aberdeen started making use of a fleet of 25 hydrogen powered buses, 60 public sector vehicles as well as waste vehicles greater than 10 years back.

" This is a massive news for Aberdeen. It leads the way for the city to be a globe leader in the production of hydrogen-based green gas as well as energy," stated Aberdeen City Council leader, councillor Jenny Laing.

" It will certainly assist develop a cleaner, extra lasting city for local people and it also offers us with the possibility to develop thousands of skilled jobs and also add millions to the Aberdeen economic situation."

Beyond Phase 1, the project could be scaled to supply hydrogen for rail, freight and marine, along with possibly warm and export. This would assist maximise the value of growing renewable resource in Scotland.

"We expect collaborating with Aberdeen City Council on this exciting project and also delight in that - complying with the affordable and also robust public procurement process-- we were able to position bp as the companion of choice," included Louise Kingham OBE, bp's UK head of nation and also elderly vice head of state for Europe.

The growth complies with Aberdeen City Council being granted a piece of the Scottish Government's Green Growth Accelerator (GGA) fund earlier in October, with the council additionally determining the possibility of solar and also hydrogen at this moment.

Green hydrogen is progressively attracting attention as government as well as energy business look to enhance versatility as well as maximise renewables to drive towards net zero.

In other places in Scotland, ScottishPower is seeking to develop approximately 40MW of solar, in addition to as much as 50MW of battery storage space and also a 20MW electrolyser as part of its Green Hydrogen for Scotland project.

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