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Mon May 2, 2016, 05:41 AM

"The country (Scotland) is all over hydrogen like white on rice"

Despite Doubters, Hydrogen Fuel Cell EVs Are On The Way … In Scotland
Gas 2.org by Tina Casey May 1st, 2016

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have plenty of critics, but it seems that the news has failed to reach Scotland. The country is all over hydrogen like white on rice. In the latest development, a new project will divert excess wind power from Scotland’s Orkney Islands to produce renewable hydrogen for a fleet of fuel cell EVs.

A BIG HIT For Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

The name of the new project is BIG HIT, for Building Innovative Green Hydrogen systems in an Isolated Territory. The aim is to make some use out of the excess wind energy generated by turbines on two of the Orkney islands, Shapinsay and Eday.

Another goal, which follows from the first, is to transition the islands to energy independence. Here in the U.S. you can look to the state of Hawaii for some similarities. The Hawaiian islands have been struggling with the imported fossil fuel for generations, and the state is now on a 100 percent energy independence track that includes wind, solar, and renewable hydrogen.

The Orkney Islands have actually been exporting wind-generated electricity since 2013. However, they haven’t been able to make full use of their renewable energy domestically. The Shapinsay and Eday turbines are frequently curtailed and an averaged of more than 30 percent of their capacity is unused, partly due to grid restrictions...snip
Read More: http://gas2.org/2016/05/01/despite-doubters-hydrogen-fuel-cell-evs-way-scotland/

1.5 MW Electrolyser Deployment in Scotland
28th April 2016

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the award of a €5m EU grant for the BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen systems in an Isolated Territory) project funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (“FCH JU”). The FCH JU selected BIG HIT as the only hydrogen project in its Hydrogen Territories tender to receive funding. ITM Power is the electrolyser provider and will receive €2.27m over five years.

The Orkney Islands have over 50MW of installed wind, wave and tidal capacity, generating over 46GWhr per year of renewable power, and has been a net exporter of electricity since 2013. Energy used to produce the hydrogen for BIG HIT will be provided by the community-owned wind turbines on Shapinsay and Eday, two of the Orkney islands.

At present the Shapinsay and Eday turbines are often ‘curtailed’, losing on average more than 30% of their annual output. In addition, their electricity output is limited by grid capacity restrictions in Orkney. Production of hydrogen from this curtailed energy by electrolysis of water gives ‘green’ hydrogen from renewable energy sources with a very low carbon footprint...snip
Read More: http://www.itm-power.com/news-item/1-5-mw-electrolyser-deployment-in-scotland

ITM Power 100% Green Wind Powered Hydrogen Station in Rotherham, UK


In Scotland...

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Mon May 2, 2016, 07:51 AM

1. This should have happened in the U.S. in the '80s. Instead, we got RayGun.

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