The ‘Hydrogen Transport Showcase,’ conducted by Aberdeen City Council, will bring local authorities and industry professionals together later this month, to explore achievements made to date and potential opportunities within the hydrogen (H2) sector.

The event, which marks the end of UK Hydrogen Week, will showcase an array of leading H2 and fuel cell projects currently active in Scotland, making the link between renewable energy and transport with use of H2 as a zero-emission, clean fuel.

The conference takes place on the 18th March and will feature a variety of presentations, demonstrations and workshops from industry representatives, with examples of different types of H2 vehicles on display and available to experience on the day.

There will also be an optional visit to Aberdeen’s H2 refuelling station at the Kittybrewster site, with travel to and from conducted by H2-powered buses, of course.

Leading the way

Barney Crockett, Aberdeen’s lead councillor for H2, emphasised, “Aberdeen is leading the way on H2 in Scotland and it is fitting that we are hosting this important event which will demonstrate not only what the city has achieved, is planning for the future and is so clearly capable of, but also the progress made in other parts of Scotland and the developing opportunities in H2.”

H2 will be a key enabler for effective low carbon energy systems, an area where Scotland is well positioned to take a leading role with both research and deployment

Nigel Holmes, CEO of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), added, “H2 will be a key enabler for effective low carbon energy systems, an area where Scotland is well positioned to take a leading role with both research and deployment.”

Examples of sessions on offer include opportunities to test drive The Granite City’s H2 vehicles for conference delegates, a symposium on deployment opportunities for low carbon transport with presentations from Hyundai and Stagecoach, as well as a workshop from Robert Cumming of Doosan Babcock, focusing on fuel cell uses for low carbon heat and power.

The event, supported by the SHFCA, will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and concludes UK Hydrogen Week, which runs from 11th-18th March.