The Net Zero Technology Centre has been awarded £2.12 million (€2.45 million) from Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund (JTF) to support delivery of its Hydrogen Offshore Production Project (HOP2).
The HOP2 project, which will be delivered over four years, will demonstrate if offshore hydrogen production and storage is feasible at a scale of 500 MW to 1GW through the repurposing of existing oil and gas assets.
It will also outline what a new build project for offshore hydrogen production could deliver within the UKCS and what the impact of anchoring this emerging sector in Scotland will be on the regional workforce, supporting a just transition.
The project builds on the NZTC led Offshore Hydrogen Production project which was funded as part of the 2018 BEIS Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply competition, as well as recommendations made in the Technology Driving Green Energy Growth report.
Myrtle Dawes, solution centre director, Net Zero Technology Centre, commented: “We are delighted that NZTC’s Hydrogen Offshore Production Project (HOP2) has been awarded funding from Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund.
“From enabling rapid scale up of hydrogen infrastructure to leveraging North-East skills and creating new jobs, the HOP2 project will accelerate Scotland’s decarbonisation goals and put it on the map as a leader in hydrogen production, distribution and export.”
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