The Scottish Government is investing £300,000 in a new hydrogen accelerator, located at the University of St Andrews, to help maximise the economic opportunities for the shift to zero or ultra-low emission mobility solutions.
As part of the project, the university, in partnership with institutions across Scotland, hopes to propel innovations in hydrogen technology and encourage knowledge-sharing to support transport applications and sustainable mobility.
The project directly supports the Scottish Government’s commitment to its net-zero target of 2045. The work of the hydrogen accelerator will also support the ambition of phasing out the need for new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2032.
“I’m pleased that we can establish a new Hydrogen Accelerator for Scotland at the University of St Andrews. With their renowned specialism in hydrogen technologies and innovation – this is a perfect match at a time when there is really exciting work in the sector taking place across Scotland,” said Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson.
“By establishing this hydrogen accelerator at the University of St Andrews, we’re ensuring that hydrogen technologies can be successfully implemented in an economically sustainable way to achieve Scotland’s decarbonisation and net-zero ambitions. I wish Professor John Irvine and his team at St Andrews every success in supporting our flourishing hydrogen sector.”