Plans for £45m Scottish green hydrogen production plant revealed

UK-built hydrogen buses powered by Scottish-made green hydrogen, transporting COP26 delegates around Glasgow in 2021: that’s the vision of a new £45m project unveiled today (3rd Nov).

Scottish energy firm Hy2Go has revealed plans for a first-of-its-kind commercial green hydrogen production hub in Scotland, to be located at Lesmahagow, in Lanarkshire.

Work is expected to begin on the project in early 2021, with the facility partially up and running later in the year – and in time to provide Scottish hydrogen fuel to transport COP26 delegates around Glasgow.

The 51-acre site will have its own wind turbines and solar panels which will feed a 9MW hydrogen electrolyser, with the capacity to increase the electrolyser size to 20MW in a second-phase expansion.

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