SHFCA member Port of Cromarty Firth (POCF) has launched a bold new programme to build a Highlands green hydrogen economy. This multi-partner plan involves the Port of Cromarty Firth together with SHFCA members ScottishPower and Pale Blue Dot, as well as other partners including Scotch whisky producers Glenmorangie, Whyte and Mackay and Diageo.
This new green hydrogen hub in the Highlands will see Scotland leading the way for the integration and deployment of hydrogen technology and decarbonisation of local industry. The North of Scotland Hydrogen Programme aims to develop a state-of-the-art hub in the Cromarty Firth to produce, store and distribute hydrogen to the region, Scotland, other parts of the UK and Europe.
Skills and safety are often mentioned as mission critical for the development of a hydrogen economy, and Orkney is again ahead of the curve. The very first cohort of seafarers to be trained to work on hydrogen powered vessels have now been put through their paces on a new course in Orkney, a key milestone of the HyDIME project.
This new course, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, was developed and delivered in Orkney by Orkney College UHI’s Maritime Studies department in collaboration with Orkney Ferries and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
The new GREEN HYSLAND project was officially launched last week. This will help to restart economic growth and bring new skilled jobs to Majorca, building on lessons learned from previous FCH JU projects including BIG HIT in Orkney and HEAVENN in the Northern Netherlands. The project consortium, led by Enagás, features 30 public and private partners from 9 EU countries as well as Chile and Morocco, including several partners from the BIG HIT project in Orkney.
Eneus Energy has gained planning consent for its proposed green hydrogen/ammonia plant in Orkney, Scotland, putting the company on track to deliver the first commercial plant of its kind in the UK. The development, along with the proposed wind turbines extension at Hammars Hill, was approved by the Orkney Council Planning Committee at a meeting on 20th January 2021. This expansion of the existing wind farm together with the ammonia plant is an innovative example of a local ‘Power-to-X’ transformational project required to help establish a green hydrogen economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and deliver net zero.
Renewable and low carbon energy generation lies at the heart of the All-Energy conference along with vital ‘pillars’ such as energy systems; transmission and networks; hydrogen; energy storage; finance and funding; corporate PPAs and innovation. The Dcarbonise conference is aimed at end-users, focusing on energy efficiency in the built environment and retrofit; low carbon heating; low carbon transport; industry decarbonisation including CCS and CCUS; and smart and sustainable cities.
Climate Change Solutions have announced Tuesday 7 September 2021 as the date for their Hydrogen & Fuel Cells – The Time is Now UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell conference.
This well established and highly respected event is now in its 17th year, and will look at both the Hydrogen Economy and also the range of applications for Fuel Cells. Sessions will focus on the Production, Distribution and Use of Hydrogen. Market demand for hydrogen will cover transport applications as well as remote and stationary power.
The 9th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2021) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland on 21-23 September 2021 under the auspices of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HySafe). The first eight ICHS biennial conferences ran from 2005 to 2019, attracting experts from all over the world, and providing an open platform for the presentation and discussion of new findings, information and data on hydrogen safety - from basic research to applied development and from good practice to standardisation and regulatory issues.