It’s the most nettlesome problem in the quest to ditch fossil fuels: how can you get thousand-degree heat used in factory furnaces without pumping billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere?
With the largest fleet of hydrogen buses in Europe and the UK’s first integrated hydrogen generation and bus refuelling station, Aberdeen is at the forefront of several exciting hydrogen projects.
The chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has claimed the UK’s goals for a crucial new climate change technology are “remarkably achievable”.
The potential to heat Donald Trump’s newly-approved housing estate in Aberdeenshire with 100% hydrogen was discussed at an energy sector conference yesterday.
Scientists from Edinburgh University have received funding for a £1.4 million research project to investigate the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface.
An Aberdeen-based advisory and management services firm has claimed it will become the first in the UK to open a business stream for the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface.
The push to find low-carbon energy solutions is gaining momentum in the academic world and eclipses the effort being directed towards oil and gas and coal-related research by universities.
Ever heard of the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Programme? Possibly not. It doesn’t exactly hit the headlines.
A new hydrogen festival will take place in Aberdeen as part of a drive to explore low-carbon technologies.
A £100,000 study has been launched to develop commercial supply of hydrogen power and fuel cell technologies in Aberdeen.
Neptune Energy has been selected to help create the first offshore hydrogen plant in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
In the week or so before I sat down at my desk to write this column, four important and potentially linked events took place.
Students from Aberdeen University have unveiled a hydrogen-powered car they designed and built for this year’s Shell Eco-marathon.
Oil and gas doyen Sir Ian Wood said yesterday a “major energy transition park” could help Aberdeen capitalise on the switch to a low carbon economy.
Hydrogen has the potential to replace natural gas as a heat source in homes across the UK, according to a new report.
His vision to make China an electric-vehicle powerhouse revolutionized the global auto industry, cementing a move away from the combustion engine. Now, Wan Gang says get ready for the next game-changing moment.
Very soon, the Climate Change Committee is expected to call for a ‘net zero’ carbon emission target for 2050. It underlines how serious rapid global warming is and how we should all act collectively as quickly as possible, but even in the face of doomsday predictions there is increasing evidence that an alternative future can be realised, using technology that is both clean and green.
Council bosses are considering plans to create a “Hydrogen Valley” in Aberdeen.
As a proponent of hydrogen being key to the UK’s atmospheric decarbonisation drive, I am concerned that hydrogen receives so little press when compared with carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The idea of turning surplus energy from a wind farm in Shetland into hydrogen to use for heating and transport is being explored - leading to hopes that it could kick start other local renewable operators into doing the same.
Demand for hydrogen will explode over the next three decades as the decarbonisation drives gathers pace, a new report said.
Carbon emissions from heating could be slashed by installing hybrid technology that does not require major changes to people's homes, Government climate advisers have suggested.
Russia is looking at how to develop a market for hydrogen in Europe, a move that would help maintain demand for one of its primary exports as governments everywhere work to cut pollution.
The north-east is to be used as a testing ground in a pioneering project to prove if hydrogen could be deployed at scale to eliminate emissions from the UK’s energy system.
As a proponent of hydrogen being a very significant component in the UK’s atmospheric decarbonisation drive, I read with interest two recent reports; Delivering Clean Growth, CCUS Cost Challenge Task Force, July 2018 and Reducing UK Emissions, Committee on Climate Change, June 2018.