Large-scale hydrogen projects with renewables could soon be included in the UK’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, after a new government report identified the mechanism as a favoured option for scaling up ‘green’ hydrogen technologies.
Edie 18th Aug 2020 read more »
Jo Bamford, the industrialist and JCB heir who is championing hydrogen power, has revealed plans to create a hydrogen fuel production plant in Scotland. He said the production unit will be sited outside Glasgow and it is expected to be operational by November next year when the rescheduled COP26 climate event is due to take place in the city. Mr Bamford earlier said Glasgow could run 300 hydrogen-powered buses, while Aberdeen is set put a fleet of hydrogen powered double deckers on the road. First Aberdeen is to run the 15 hydrogen-powered double deckers supplied by Wrightbus as part of an £8.3 million project been funded by Aberdeen City Council, the Scottish Government, and the European Union, with an investment of £500,000 per vehicle. Mr Bamford, who hailed Holyrood’s commitment to hydrogen, said “it is essential that strong partnerships exist between the government, local authorities and business to unlock investments like these”. Green hydrogen is created by electrolysis of water using power sources such as wind or solar.
Herald 19th Aug 2020 read more »