ScottishPower has created a new business division, dedicated to delivering green hydrogen.
Making the announcement on 21 December, it signalled its ambition to become a “pioneer in green hydrogen” and help to provide a green solution to high temperature industrial processes, food and drink and heavy transport. It is now looking to work with a range of organisations, including distilleries, the steel industry, petrochemicals and ammonia users, with the first green hydrogen projects set to be announced in 2021.
ScottishPower expects that the work of its new business will make a substantial contribution to the government’s target of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production in 2030.
It further noted that earlier in the year, it had announced its role in a strategic partnership with ITM Power and BOC, a Linde company to develop green hydrogen production facilities with clusters of refuelling stations across Scotland. This partnership is looking to target local authorities, as well as others, that have fleets of heavy duty vehicles and is aiming to supply hydrogen to the commercial market within the next two years. The new business will now continue this work and aim to replicate its success with other partnerships.