Revealed today (May 19), the project aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of using green hydrogen for utility-scale storage on the islands and the commercial use of hydrogen for refuelling stations, industrial heat, and power.
H2GO have claimed, During the system’s lifetime, could remove over 225,000 gallons of diesel over its 30-year lifetime from the use by residents for home heat and power and the resulting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The Orkney Islands have one of the highest concentrations of small and micro wind turbines in the UK, combined with its lack of connection to the UK’s primary utility grid, H2GO believe, it is the ideal location for its technology.
Wind-generated electricity will power water electrolysis to produce hydrogen onsite, stored in H2GO’s proprietary storage technology, and used as a reliable green energy source.
H2GO have said, they hope the system will to be able to deliver hydrogen at a cost of $0.25 per kilogram by 2028.
Dr. Enass Abo-Hamed, CEO of H2GO Power, said, “This deployment showcases how utilising low-pressure, green hydrogen generated by wind and tidal energy can deliver higher efficiency and lower costs at scale while allowing island residents to depend more on cleaner grid power than their diesel generators.”
“This project has the potential to power up to 70 homes and lower the levelised cost of hydrogen to make the energy competitive with natural gas.
“At scale, it’s technologies like ours that tick all the boxes of government decarbonisation targets, from economics to security and reliability.”
The system comes from the SHyLO (Solid Hydrogen at Low pressures), project funded by the Department for Buusiness, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 competition.
H2GO Power head up a consortium including The European Marine Energy Centre LTD, ARC, Autodesk, HSSMI and Manufacturing Technology Centre.
Rishav Bhattacharyya, Chief Commercial and Investment Officer of H2GO Power, commented, “Not only does our solution reduce dependence on fossil fuels, but it also achieves energy security and cost savings and makes green hydrogen deployment safer, reliable, and sustainable.”
“Through this project, we look forward to demonstrating how our hardware and software can be used in applications such as Industrial Heat and Power, Gas Blending, and Long-Duration Energy Storage, delivering a superior value proposition to our customers.
“We deeply value our collaboration with BEIS and the consortium partners in this endeavour and count on the support from our future stakeholders and investment partners to scale our business at a pace that matches the demand in the market and the dire need to decarbonise.”
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