Scottish Tech Firm to Partner in €3.6m Green Energy Project
A Scottish hydrogen tech company has been chosen to partner on a green energy project to help remote communities become partially or wholly self-sufficient in terms of energy.
Hydrogen technology company, Logan Energy, has been selected as a partner in the EU-funded SEAFUEL project, which aims to revolutionise sustainable energy generation.
The £3.2 million green energy project, based in Tenerife, is co-financed through the European Regional Development Fund and aims to develop fuel solutions for isolated island communities.
With offices in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the company specialises in providing clean energy solutions and hydrogen technologies, it also maintains energy centres across the UK and Europe.
As part of the project, Logan Energy will be responsible for designing and constructing a hydrogen generation and refuelling station. This station will turn seawater into hydrogen which can be used by vehicles on the island.
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Construction of the station is already underway at the company’s centre in Wallyford. The firm said it plans to have the station ready for use in Tenerife by the end of 2019.
After the project has been delivered, the company will then work with SEAFUEL’s other partners to review the project’s workability on other similar island regions.
It will also be responsible for securing all the relevant certificates and ensuring that local staff have the necessary working knowledge of the specialist hydrogen installations to support the deployment and expand the local economy.
Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy, said: “We are delighted that SEAFUEL has been given the go-ahead and that Logan Energy is to be the hydrogen partner for this innovative project. This project is unique in that it examines the conversion of seawater into hydrogen with the specific purpose of being used as transport fuel.
“Our extensive experience in Scotland of connecting renewable electricity generation to hydrogen production and refuelling makes us the right people for the job.”
“It’s important to remember that this project is hugely significant not just for remote communities in Europe but around the world. The islands and their inhabitants rely on imported fossil fuels but can, in fact, become partially or wholly self-sufficient in terms of energy. The SEAFUEL project will go a long way to facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy.”