A hydrogen fuelling station is to be built in Dundee, initially to fuel 12 buses in the McGill’s Xplore Dundee fleet. A procurement is underway for a company to design, build, maintain and operate the station and to generate and supply ‘green’ hydrogen – produced by electrolysis using on-site wind turbines and possibly a solar array. The facility is to be funded by Dundee City Council, Transport Scotland and a contribution from the successful bidder.
Transport Extra11th Jan 2021 read more »
Three hydrogen fuel cell buses have entered service in Belfast. State-owned operator Translink has purchased the double-deckers from Northern Ireland bus manufacturer Wrightbus. The vehicles will run on ‘green’ hydrogen, produced by electrolysis at one of Energia’s wind farms in North Antrim. The circa £4m investment has been funded by the UK Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles and Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure (DfI).
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Hydrogen fuel comes in three ‘colours’ but there’s a problem with all of them – Dr Richard Dixon. A simmering debate over the role of hydrogen in our future energy plans – and which kind of hydrogen – is coming to the boil. Among a slew of climate and energy related documents published by the Scottish government before Christmas was an assessment of the potential of hydrogen in providing energy and a hydrogen policy statement. In the energy world there are at least three kinds of hydrogen – blue, green and grey. The pedant in me requires me to point out that hydrogen gas is actually colourless.
Scotsman 11th Jan 2021 read more »
A green hydrogen consortium with huge Humber interests has been awarded £4.5 million to demonstrate the integration of electrolysers with offshore wind turbines. Orsted, ITM Power, Siemens Gamesa and Element Energy have secured the investment from the European Commission to investigate the potential of piping back the zero carbon fuel from the farms alongside clean electricity.
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