Hydrogen fuel cell specialist Arcola Energy’s plans to build an engineering, manufacturing and aftermarket facility at a former tyre factory site in Dundee, Scotland have taken a step forward.
Dundee City Council, Michelin and Scottish Enterprise are together transforming the site to become a world-leading sustainable transport hub, called Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP).
Arcola Energy today (16th March) said it has secured a £1.5m grant from Scottish Enterprise to create the brand-new engineering and manufacturing facility at MSIP.
The first phase will look to recruit around 20 employees to support the Scottish hydrogen train project and project development for hydrogen-powered vehicles, with the remainder being recruited over the next three years as Arcola looks to expand its production on this particular site.
Arcola CEO, Ben Todd, said, “We were attracted by MSIP’s ambition to become a leading hub supporting the decarbonisation of Scotland’s transport system and infrastructure, and in particular by the hydrogen production and fuelling facility that MSIP is building to support development and deployment of zero-emission vehicles. We are very pleased to be an early part of it.”
This new facility, in Dundee, will support Arcola’s work in adapting heavy-duty vehicles and transport applications to zero-emission, hydrogen-powered solutions, helping to support Scotland’s ambitions for a net zero carbon emissions economy.