Luke Johnson, managing director of H2 Green, a Getech business said:
“We’re excited to be launching our first project with SGN and we’re confident this will have a huge impact on the decarbonisation of Inverness and the wider Highlands region, where transportation has a high carbon cost.
We’re looking to essentially take a redundant piece of land and bring it back into commercial use as a scalable long term clean energy solution to reduce transport emissions, benefitting the planet and the local economy.”
Green hydrogen is produced when an electrolyser is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. If the electrolyser is powered by a renewable source, such as solar or wind, the resulting hydrogen is green and the only by-product is oxygen.
Ownership of the site will be transferred from SGN to H2 Green and SGN will now prepare the site for development, including removal of the redundant gas holder, planned for Q2 next year. H2 Green will lead the project including detailed engineering design, and they will advance relevant consents, permits and licenses.