Green hydrogen partnership to drive Scotland to net zero


A new partnership is looking to create new green hydrogen production facilities with clusters of refuelling stations across Scotland to drive the country to its 2045 net zero goal.

On 16 September, ScottishPower Renewables announced the launch of Green Hydrogen for Scotland. In partnership with BOC and ITM Power, the scheme aims to offer an end-to-end market solution for reducing vehicle emissions through the provision of green hydrogen. The facilities planned by the partners will ensure zero emission fuel is readily available for local authorities and other organisations with fleets of heavy-duty vehicles.

“Green Hydrogen for Glasgow” is the partnership’s first project, with the aim of providing carbon free transport and clean air for communities across the city. It will support Glasgow’s efforts to reach its goal of becoming the first net zero city in the UK by 2030.

The project will involve BOC operating a proposed green hydrogen production facility on the outskirts of the city. It will use wind and solar power produced by ScottishPower Renewables to operate a 10MW electrolyser delivered by ITM Power. The project is aiming to supply hydrogen to the commercial market within the next two years.