Sheffield hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, is one third of a new partnership which aims to use the clean renewable fuel to help Scotland achieve net zero by 2045.
Green Hydrogen for Scotland sees ITM Power partner with ScottishPower Renewables and BOC (a Linde company) and brings together industry-leading names in the renewables and clean fuel industries to offer an end-to-end market solution for reducing vehicle emissions through the provision of green hydrogen.
The partnership’s first project, Green Hydrogen for Glasgow, is designed to provide carbon-free transport and clean air for communities across the city, which wants to become the first net-zero city in the UK.
A proposed green hydrogen production facility located on the outskirts of the city will be operated by BOC, using wind and solar power produced by ScottishPower Renewables to operate a 10MW electrolyser, delivered by ITM Power.
The project aims to supply hydrogen to the commercial market within the next two years.
This project also supports the Scottish Government’s decarbonisation targets and Glasgow City Council’s commitment to creating a zero emissions vehicle fleet, using only electric and hydrogen powered vehicles by the end of 2029.
The new facilities planned by Green Hydrogen for Scotland will ensure the zero emission fuel is readily available to organisations such as local authorities and others with fleets of heavy duty vehicles.
“This project provides the opportunity to fulfil Scotland’s rich potential for the simultaneous decarbonisation of power and transport fuel. ITM Power is proud to be participating in this project with our strategic partners,” said Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power.
“The project and the 10MW electrolyser is subject to an MoU at this stage and ITM Power will make a further announcement regarding the final details of deployment.
“Green Hydrogen for Glasgow is an important step forward for the city’s net zero targets and enables Scotland to demonstrate that its most densely populated urban areas can fully utilise its abundant local renewable energy resources to decarbonise its transport system and industry.“