A Scottish company at the cutting edge of hydrogen technology is partnering with a European project to convert seawater into sustainable hydrogen fuel for island regions. Edinburgh-based Logan Energy has been selected as the hydrogen technology partner for the €3.6 million (£3.2m) Seafuel initiative, funded by the European Union. The Tenerife-based project aims to demonstrate how renewable fuels can be used to create more sustainable transport systems. Logan Energy will design and build a hydrogen generation and refuelling station which uses renewable resources, specifically solar-generated electricity, to convert seawater into hydrogen to fuel local transport on the island. The Scottish firm is currently constructing the station at its technology centre in Wallyford and will deploy the unit in Tenerife at the end of the year. Seafuel’s ambition is to pave the way for more renewable energy policies which promote clean and sustainable transport systems, while helping remote islands reduce their reliance on expensive fuel imports. Upon completion, Logan Energy will work with Seafuel’s other project partners to review the feasibility of transferring the technology to similar island regions where transport accounts for around 30 per cent of fuel consumption.
Scotsman 9th July 2019 read more »
Hydrogen producer ITM Power has today announced a new partnership with Open Energi, which will see hydrogen production at ITM’s UK sites tied to electricity prices. Open Energi has linked ITM’s six hydrogen electrolysers to its ‘Dynamic Demand’ platform, so production times will automatically match with periods when the electricity price is at relatively low levels. ITM produces hydrogen by electrolysis, which is typically an energy-hungry process but which also enables the production of ‘green hydrogen’ through the use of renewable power. By running production when the supply of clean power is plentiful – and costs are therefore low – ITM Power and Open Energi say they will reduce the overall cost of hydrogen production and maximise emissions savings. Open Energi’s director David Hill said the move would help hydrogen emerge as a scaleable clean fuel source. “Our partnership will help unlock greater efficiencies in the production of hydrogen at scale, ultimately enabling consumers to reduce their bills and carbon footprints simultaneously,” he explained.
Business Green 10th July 2019 read more »