Shetland Islands Council gives hydrogen the green light

Shetland Islands Council (SIC) is pushing forward plans to establish hydrogen as a key future energy source in the region.

The council has joined the Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), which promotes and develops Scottish expertise in fuel cells and hydrogen technologies, and has applied for membership of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, an organisation with an aim to deploy ambitious hydrogen technologies across Europe by 2030.

It has also joined NECCUS, an industry-led alliance drawn from industry, academia, membership organisations and private sector bodies to promote carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Scotland.

SIC recently launched an ambitious new Energy Hub project aimed at providing domestic and industry users access to clean energy, reducing emissions and maximising the value of the region’s oil and gas sector during the energy transition.

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