BP and Aberdeen City Council to develop city hydrogen hub

Aberdeen City Council and BP are forming a joint venture partnership that will deliver a scalable green hydrogen production, storage and distribution facility in the city powered by renewable energy.

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub is to be developed in three phases in response to growing demands for hydrogen. Phase one, which involves delivery of a green hydrogen production and transport refuelling facility powered by a solar farm, is targeting first production from 2024, delivering over 800Kg of green hydrogen per day – enough to fuel 25 buses and a similar number of other fleet vehicles.

Future phases could see production scaled up through further investment to supply larger volumes of green hydrogen for rail, freight and marine, as well as supply of hydrogen for heat and potentially export. This expansion would be enabled by the expected increased availability of local renewable energy sources, including developments that emerge from the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round.

The Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub programme will support Aberdeen City Council’s ambitions to create a climate positive city and build inclusive growth through supporting hydrogen supply chain development, skills and training, and wider community benefits.

Partnering with cities and corporates as they shape their paths to net-zero is a core part of BP’s strategy, and it expects to partner with 10 to 15 cities globally by 2030 to provide decarbonized energy solutions at scale to help them achieve their goals of net-zero emissions. BP also aims to capture 10 per cent of the low carbon hydrogen market in key geographies by 2030.

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