Western Isles looks to hydrogen future

The Western Isles, an island chain located off the west coast of mainland Scotland, is looking at the opportunities the integration of hydrogen could propose.

With the best wind resource in the Northern Hemisphere, the Western Isles are well positioned to manufacture hydrogen from renewable energy.

“The Comhairle (Council) has been active in hydrogen since 2010 when an electrolyser was installed at Creed Park Recycling Centre,” said Councillor Uisdean Robertson, Chair of the Comhairle’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.

“Now we are powering our own Hydrogen Refuse Collection Vehicle, one of only five in Scotland, from electrolyser hydrogen and hydrogen produced by the innovative OHLEH project.”

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