The Scottish Government on Friday (Oct 8) said it will commit £1m to five selected projects as part of the Green Growth Accelerator programme.

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen hub plan is just one project that will receive a percentage of the financial support.

Having unveiled its first plans for the hub in October 2020, the Council hopes to construct a portable hydrogen refuelling module, expand the city’s hydrogen bus fleet and convert of refuse collection vehicles to hydrogen.

Plans for a solar farm as part of the hub have also been unveiled.

Now supported by the Scottish Government, development of the hub, and other hydrogen-related technologies in the city, will now be accelerated as a means to drive decarbonisation.

On the support, Just Transition Minister Richard Lochhead, said, “Scotland’s just transition to a net zero economy must involve bold, ambitious and collective action to deliver emissions reduction and climate resilience whilst doing so in a way that is fair for everyone and leaves no-one behind.

“The Green Growth Accelerator illustrates how, working collaboratively across government, business and communities, we can capitalise on the economic, environmental and social benefits that our journey to net-zero present.

“The pathfinder projects have real potential to deliver lasting and long-term benefits for local communities and I look forward to them progressing and, in doing so, testing and demonstrating how we can continue to work together to accelerate vital investment in green infrastructure.”