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Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub
‘Today is a milestone’ – BP and Aberdeen City Council form joint venture to develop green hydrogen hub
Energy giant BP is to form a joint venture partnership with Aberdeen City Council (ACC) in order to deliver a major low carbon project.
As AREG approaches its 20th anniversary supporting renewable energy projects and supply chain members transition from oil and gas to the renewable energy sector, there has been an increasing sense of urgency around climate change and the need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as well as widespread government and community interest around COP26 in November.
It is hoped an ambitious international collaboration project could unlock access for Scottish firms to a multi-billion pound green hydrogen market.
Aberdeen has been awarded £15m as part of a £100m Scottish Government package to advance the hydrogen economy, which could see the resource provide nearly a sixth of Scotland’s energy needs by 2030.
A new steering committee backed by Sir Ian Wood’s Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) has set out a vision of how 20% of the UK’s hydrogen capacity could be met by North-east Scotland by 2032.
Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has picked oil and gas giant BP (LON: BP) as the preferred bidder to help build a green hydrogen production hub.