Hydrogen fuel plant ready for Glasgow wind farm – Daily Business
Alister Jack: “a huge investment”
A hydrogen storage project to be built near Glasgow will help put Scotland at the forefront of the UK’s clean energy transition, it has been claimed.
The electrolyser, which converts water into hydrogen for local transporters, will be built alongside ScottishPower’s Whitelee wind farm, the largest of its kind in the UK.
It will receive £ 9.4million from the UK government and will be developed by ITM Power and BOC, in conjunction with ScottishPower’s Hydrogen division.
The facility could provide the zero carbon fuel equivalent for 225 buses traveling to and from Glasgow and Edinburgh each day.
UK Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Hands said: “This one-of-a-kind hydrogen plant will put Scotland at the forefront of plans to make the UK a global economy. hydrogen, creating green jobs in Glasgow, while helping to decarbonize local transport – all immediately following the historic discussions at COP26.
“Projects like these will be essential as we move to a green electricity grid, helping us take full advantage of our world-class renewables, supporting the UK as we work to phase out UK contribution to climate change. “
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said: “This huge investment in the Whitelee wind farm illustrates how serious the UK government is in supporting projects that will bring us to net zero by 2050.
“In the weeks following COP26 in Glasgow, it has never been more important to champion projects like this one, which incorporates new hydrogen technology while creating highly skilled jobs. We can and will achieve a greener and cleaner future.