ScottishPower Renewables, BOC and ITM Power have joined forces to establish new green hydrogen production facilities with clusters of refuelling stations across Scotland, in an effort to support the country’s goal of achieving net zero by 2045.
Under the title, Green Hydrogen for Scotland, the group will offer end-to-end market solutions to reduce vehicle emissions with the provision of green hydrogen, which will be available to organisations such as local authorities and others with heavy-duty vehicle fleets.
Lindsay McQuade, CEO of ScottishPower Renewables, said, “Making transport cleaner and greener is one of the key issues at the heart of how we can unlock net zero and achieve the ambitious climate change targets set out at both regional and national levels over the next 10-30 years.”
“By working with industry leaders ITM Power and BOC to bring our collective expertise together, we will maximise the potential of this new technology to offer fleet operators and industry a packaged solution that brings all of the pieces of the jigsaw together – production, distribution and supply.”
Today, as well as launching Green Hydrogen for Scotland, the consortium also announced its first project, Green Hydrogen for Glasgow, designed to provide carbon-free transport and clean air for communities across the city, to support its ambitions of being net-zero by 2030
Already acting on its Glasgow-based efforts, Green Hydrogen for Scotland has proposed a green hydrogen facility to be located on the outskirts of the city. The station will be operated by BOC, using wind and solar power produced by Scottish Power Renewables, and delivered by ITM Power.
Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power, said, “This project provides the opportunity to fulfil Scotland’s rich potential for the simultaneous decarbonisation of power and transport fuel, ITM Power is proud to be participating in this project with our strategic partners.”
“Green Hydrogen for Glasgow is an important step forward for the city’s net zero targets and enables Scotland to demonstrate that its most densely populated urban areas can fully utilise its abundant local renewable energy resources to decarbonise its transport system and industry.”
Mark Griffin, Market Development Manager for Clean Fuels at BOC, added, “Forward-thinking councils are putting green hydrogen at the centre of their transport strategies to help achieve their net-zero targets. We already operate Europe’s largest hydrogen production and refuelling site in Aberdeen and are looking forward to working with councils across Scotland to develop more projects in partnership with SPR and ITM Power.”