EMEC and HIAL to decarbonise Kirkwall Airport with hydrogen

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) have joined forces to decarbonise heat and power at Kirkwall Airport, Scotland, with green hydrogen technology.

Funded by the Scottish Government via Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the project will see a novel hydrogen combustion engine installed and demonstrated at the airport this year.

EMEC has contracted Doosan Babcock, together with its combined heat and power (CHP) manufacturer 2G, for the provision of the hydrogen combustion technology.

2G’s hydrogen-ready CHP system will be coupled with the airport’s existing heating system to meet the heating and power requirements of the main airport buildings.

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