A Hydrogen Hub based in Aberdeen, capitalising on the city’s expertise in developing hydrogen as an alternative for transport fuels, has been agreed.
On 28 October, Aberdeen City Council outlined how the Hydrogen Hub will lay the foundations for substantial growth and future investment, unlocking the potential of the region to build a “strong, sustainable hydrogen-based thread” into the long-term energy transition. The long-term vision is for it to deliver a commercial scale, green hydrogen production and distribution hub in the region, deploying electrolysis powered from an appropriate renewable energy source.
Members of Aberdeen City Council’s City Growth and Resources Committee approved for council officers to undertake a procurement exercise and award works to adapt existing hydrogen refuelling facilities to receive hydrogen from an external supply, as well as identifying the optimum investment and delivery model for the production, storage and distribution of renewable hydrogen for Aberdeen, and to report back with the results. Approval was also given for council officers to take procurement exercises for external consultancy and technical advice to determine the right investment and delivery model and for feasibility studies into future applications of fuel produced by the Hydrogen Hub.