Provided through the Scottish Government’s Green Growth Accelerator (GCA), the funding will support development of a suitable hydrogen infrastructure which will work across multiple sectors including housing, heating and transportation.

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This will provide a significant contribution to the UK Government and Scottish Government climate targets with hydrogen set to play a significant role in reaching these targets.

It is expected that the funding will also position the city as one of the UK’s leading hydrogen cities with the council putting hydrogen at the heart of its energy transition strategy.

This has seen investment in innovative clean energy projects such as a hydrogen bus programme as well as development of a hydrogen production and distribution hub.

Councillor Jenny Laing, Leader of the Aberdeen City Council, said, “Today’s announcement is another step in ensuring Aberdeen is at the forefront of Scotland’s energy transition.

“Hydrogen is already here in the city and we continue to pioneer and deliver innovative, low-carbon infrastructure investments which support the city-region’s economic growth and decarbonisation targets now, and in the future.

“A commitment to combatting climate change was the central theme of the 2020 Net Zero Vision and Strategic Infrastructure Plan for Energy Transition, which identified the opportunity to pilot new investment models, and then we backed this up in our budget this year with funding towards delivery of the hydrogen programme.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.