ScottishPower has narrowed down the locations it’s considering for its 35MW electrolyser site, with the Cromarty Firth identified as “ideal”. As part of the North of Scotland Hydrogen Programme Distilleries Project study, a number of sites around the Firth were identified that could home what is set to be the UK’s largest green hydrogen facility according to the developer. The facility will produce 14 tonnes of green hydrogen per day when completed in 2024. The Cromarty Firth has been particularly highlighted given the large regional concentration of renewable energy potential, including offshore wind development sites. Additionally, the area has a proven track record of renewable development, with an experienced local supply chain and strong links to industry, transport and heat networks. As such, a green hydrogen hub in the Cromarty Firth could supply distilleries in the region for heating and the processes in making whisky.
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PERTH-based SSE is to investigate producing green hydrogen from renewable energy created at onshore wind farms in Scotland and Ireland. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Siemens Gamesea Renewable Energy to explore the delivery of green hydrogen at two as yet unspecified sites through electrolysis. It has been billed as a major step in the efforts by both companies in supporting the UK and Irish Governments to achieve their respective net zero targets. These include a drive by the UK to hit five gigawatts of low carbon production by 2030.
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