Aberdeen city to hold first international summit on hydrogen fuel supply chain

A hydrogen bus-fuelling station in Aberdeen.
A hydrogen bus-fuelling station in Aberdeen.

An international summit on the hydrogen supply chain is to be held in Aberdeen next month.

The summit, which is taking place during European-wide Hydrogen Week, will bring together bus operators and re-fuelling companies to present study findings of large scale hydrogen re-fuelling.

The event will further show the economic benefits of hydrogen to the area, and local businesses are invited to attend to further understand the potential for supply chain opportunities that are emerging from this sector.

Aberdeen has the first hydrogen buses in Europe, two dedicated hydrogen refuelling stations, and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles as part of a car club scheme. The city is also looking wider than transport, with plans for hydrogen training, business diversification, and trials of H2 vehicles for the private sector.

Aberdeen Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing, said: β€œThe H2 Transport Summit will be bringing together many high-level industry, government and other key influencers for the first time to consider routes to market/supply chain opportunities within the hydrogen transport sector.”

This event will showcase several of the leading hydrogen and fuel cell projects currently active in Scotland, making the link between renewable energy and transport with use of hydrogen as a clean fuel with zero emissions.

As part of H2 Transport Summit, delegates will be offered tours of re-fuelling infrastructure and the opportunity to explore hydrogen vehicle leasing options locally. Two projects that will be part of the summit activities – New Bus Fuel and Hytransit/Highvlocity – will also hold public events.

 

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