EXCLUSIVE By DARA BUTTERFIELD
Bright Green Hydrogen has awarded contracts worth more than £2 million for the supply and installation of electrolysers for the production, storage and dispensing of green hydrogen.
Logan Energy has picked up the contracts – worth £2,200,000 – for supply and installation of modular 60kW and 250kW PEM electrolysers, and a modular 60kW alkaline electrolyser, at The Hydrogen Office in Methil.
To date, Edinburgh-based Logan Energy has installed more than 140 fuel cell power plants exceeding 18 MW capacity at over 75 locations across the UK.
Customers include Department of Defence, various government agencies, fuel cell manufacturers, utilities – including SSE – universities, commercial developers and business centres.
The Bright Green Hydrogen contracts are specifically for the delivery of a modular electrolyser system, including compression equipment, hydrogen storage tanks, and a dispensing facility through the external wall of the current hydrogen compound at The Hydrogen Office.
The Hydrogen Office is a research and demonstration centre powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology which forms part of Fife’s energy park. It aims to become one of the world’s leading locations for innovation and development of renewable technology.
A Bright Green Hydrogen spokesman said: “The project demonstrates and promotes the potential of storing surplus renewable energy as hydrogen, for a range of on-demand applications that require reliable, quiet, and very clean energy sources.
“The project raises the profile of renewable, hydrogen and fuel cell technology by storing surplus renewable energy for times when renewable energy may not be available (i.e. insufficient renewable energy supply or peak demand), or for an application for which renewable energy may not be suitable (i.e. transport or uninterruptible power supply).
“This ability to guarantee an energy supply enables renewably-generated hydrogen to be used for higher-value applications, creating a locally-generated and low carbon alternative to oil and gas; reducing future green house gas emissions and our reliance on imported energy from countries like Iraq, Libya and Russia.
“We help demonstrate the role that energy efficiency, renewables and hydrogen play in reducing the impact of climate change and securing the world’s future energy supply.”