Nova checks out generating green hydrogen

May 11, 2023 11:37 AM ET
  • Tidal designer checking out converting energy from its Shetland projects for transport, domestic heating and industry
Nova checks out generating green hydrogen

Scottish tidal developer Nova Innovation is heading up a consortium to look at the capacity of creating green hydrogen and oxygen from their tidal energy projects in Shetland.

The Scottish Government's Emerging Energy Technologies Fund-- Hydrogen Innovation Scheme will fund its Green Hydrogen and also Oxygen Supply from Tidal Energy (GHOST) project.

The study will check out making use of hydrogen and oxygen for transport, domestic heating as well as sector in Shetland including the SaxaVord Space Centre.

The contract will see Nova as well as companions (The University of Strathclyde, Shetland Islands Council as well as Ricardo Energy), investigate potential markets for both the hydrogen and also oxygen produced from electrolysis using Nova's tidal energy projects in Shetland.

Oxygen, an oft discarded byproduct of green hydrogen manufacturing, is currently used in aquaculture on Shetland and has the possible to be used by the SaxaVord Space Centre, creating a 100% sustainable rocket fuel.

Unlike conventional hydrogen production techniques that depend on fossil fuels, green hydrogen generated from renewable power, is a clean and also sustainable option that has the prospective to change the energy industry and also forms a key part of the Scottish Government's energy technique.

The GHOST Project will assess the potential for tidal energy projects around Yell, among Scotland's Carbon Neutral Islands, to supply the predictable electricity required by electrolysers to make hydrogen as well as oxygen for Shetland.

Nova Innovation already runs the globe's very first offshore tidal array in Bluemull Sound, to the north of Yell, as well as is developing a 15MW project in Yell Sound, to the south.

The project will certainly be recommended by an Industrial Steering Group of local Shetland companies, SaxaVord Space Centre, Cooke Aquaculture and also Voar Energy.

Simon Forrest, chief executive at Nova Innovation, stated: "We are delighted to have won the GHOST Project, which will enable us to discover the potential for generating green hydrogen and also oxygen making use of tidal power.

" Our team believe that green hydrogen will transform the energy market, deliver huge benefits for the people of Shetland with heat as well as transport, as well as creating the possibility of green space flight.

" With the chance to bypass power grid restrictions, hydrogen is a promising route to market for tidal energy as well as various other renewables. The research will certainly provide us with valuable insights right into the role of green hydrogen and oxygen throughout Shetland."

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