Four innovative projects led by the University of Glasgow have received over £1.3 million in funding from the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Innovation Scheme.
These initiatives aim to drive Scotland’s transition to a net-zero economy through advancements in renewable hydrogen technologies. The projects, which bring together experts from the university’s James Watt School of Engineering and School of Chemistry, as well as partners from the public and private sectors, focus on various aspects of hydrogen production, storage, and distribution.
Pioneering Low-Cost Hydrogen Production: Clyde Hydrogen Systems Ltd, a spin-off company from the University’s School of Chemistry, will demonstrate novel technology for efficient and sustainable renewable hydrogen production, receiving £744,000 in funding.
Accelerating Hydrogen Technology Development: In collaboration with TÜV SÜD, the University of Glasgow will establish a Hydrogen Innovation Centre, supported by £280,000 in funding, to facilitate the rapid advancement of hydrogen technologies by providing a platform for research and development.
Exploring Hydrogen Potential at Glasgow Airport: The university, together with Glasgow Airport Ltd and Ikigai, will conduct a feasibility study on establishing a hydrogen hub for production, storage, and distribution at Glasgow Airport, receiving £150,000 in funding.
Offshore Wind-Powered Hydrogen Production: Through the DESOW project, researchers from the University of Glasgow, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the University of Strathclyde, Invinity Energy (UK) Ltd, and Clyde Hydrogen Systems Ltd will collaborate on a feasibility study to utilize offshore wind for hydrogen production and energy storage, receiving £131,000 in funding.
These projects highlight the university’s commitment to pioneering hydrogen research and development, positioning the west of Scotland as a hub for hydrogen innovation. The funding from the Hydrogen Innovation Scheme, which supports renewable hydrogen production, storage, and integration into Scotland’s energy system, reinforces the Scottish Government’s £100 million commitment to the green hydrogen sector.
The successful allocation of funds underscores the importance of hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel and its potential in various applications. The University of Glasgow’s expertise in green hydrogen technologies, coupled with its partnerships with leading organizations in the commercial hydrogen sector, strengthens Scotland’s position as a leader in the global transition to a sustainable energy future.