23 governments responsible for over 90% of global public investment in clean energy innovation have committed to greater action to make clean energy affordable, attractive and accessible to all this decade. The Clean Hydrogen Mission, a new initiative by the Mission Innovation coalition, will unleash the global clean hydrogen economy by reducing the costs of clean hydrogen to the end user to 2 dollar per kilogram by 2030 and helping to deliver at least 100 large-scale integrated hydrogen valleys worldwide.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Orkney this week in pursuit of solutions for tackling climate change and supporting the UK’s green economic recovery. Their Royal Highnesses visited the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) tidal test facility, and met with EMEC’s managing director, Neil Kermode, to hear about the test centre’s role in developing an ocean energy industry and with pioneering green hydrogen deployments including the FCH JU supported BIG HIT project.
The royal couple visited Kirkwall harbour to see EMEC’s hydrogen fuel cell, supplied by SHFCA member Proton Motor of Germany, which is designed to provide up to 75kW of clean power to vessels berthed at Kirkwall Pier. This fuel cell using green hydrogen allows ship engines to be switched off when in harbour, reducing noise and air pollution as well as achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions.
The Scottish Port of Cromarty Firth has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norwegian firm Gen2 Energy AS to create a commercial pathway to import green hydrogen from Norway into the UK energy market.
The partnership will provide a security of supply for the Cromarty Firth’s own plans for a large scale electrolyser facility, and will guarantee green hydrogen to those who want access to the clean energy by mid-2023, so they have the confidence to make concrete plans to begin switching their infrastructure. The MoU is a massive boost in the bid to establish a green hydrogen hub in the Cromarty Firth, adding a new international angle to its aim to produce, store and supply hydrogen to the Highland region, other parts of Scotland, the UK and Europe.
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.
There is increasing pressure on all forms of transport to fully decarbonise as part of delivering Net Zero., and aviation has some significant challenges for replacement of jet-fuel kerosene. Join CeeD and SHFCA members to explore alternative low carbon propulsion technologies for aviation using hydrogen fuel cells and onboard hydrogen gas storage. This presents significant opportunities for innovation with engineering, manufacturing, and new services.
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.