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Scottish Power to help produce green hydrogen to fuel transport

Wed 16 September 2020 08:12 | A A A

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(Sharecast News) - Scottish Power's wind and solar farms are to start producing green hydrogen that will be used to fuel buses, ferries and even trains as part of a strategy to boost the country's hydrogen economy.

The renewable energy company is trying to kickstart the hydrogen sector as it could play a major role in the future to help the UK meet its climate targets. It will partner with companies that specialise in the production and distribution of zero carbon gas.

According to the Guardian, Scottish Power will use the clean electricity to run an electrolyser, owned by its project partner ITM Power, which will split water into hydrogen and oxygen molecules.

BOC, another company within the partnership that specialises in compressing and distributing gases, will help transport the hydrogen gas to councils, factories and transport depots across the country.

"Green hydrogen is something that everyone is talking about," said Lindsay McQuade, the head of renewables at Scottish Power, "but we wanted to do something about it. This is a pioneering partnership which brings together skills from all the companies involved."

"Our revolutionary approach - which really will be a game-changer - fully supports the large-scale transformation needed to replace heavy diesel vehicles with cleaner, greener alternatives," McQuade said.

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