Scottish port eyes up green hydrogen

The Port of Nigg, Scotland, is looking to produce its own green hydrogen to power daily operations.

Unveiled yesterday (11th Feb), the plans will be explored by Scottish Power, through its Green Hydrogen Business, and Global Energy Group who will identify processes and a plant that could be powered by green hydrogen.

Green hydrogen generated at the Nigg site will be used to power heavy plant, machinery and vehicles used in the daily operations at the site, as well as to power high temperature, energy intensive processes like the manufacturing of offshore wind components.

Commenting on the planned developments, Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s Energy Minister, said, “Hydrogen has a potentially very important role to play in ensuring Scotland becomes a net-zero economy by 2045.”

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